The New Iranian Parliament Is Loyal to Khamenei but Advocating for Rouhani

On Feb. 26, Iran held its 10th parliamentary election since the 1979 Islamic Revolution and fifth election for its Assembly of Experts, the clerical body that appoints the supreme leader. Members of parliament serve four-year terms, while members of the assembly serve 8-year terms. The elections were relatively competitive; nearly 5,000 candidates vied for 290 seats in parliament and 161 for 88 seats in the Assembly of Experts.

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The New Iranian Parliament Is Loyal to Khamenei but Advocating for Rouhani,” Hossein Mousavian, The Huffington Post, March 2, 2016.