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Iranian Constitutional Convention election, 1979

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Iranian Constitutional Convention election, 1979

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Constitutional Convention elections were held in Iran on 3 August 1979.[1] The result was a victory for the Islamic Republican Party, which won 55 of the 73 seats. Voter turnout was 90.5%.[2] The new constitution drawn up by the body was approved by 99.5% of voters in a referendum in December.[3]


Party Votes % Seats
Islamic Republican Party 55
Freedom Movement 6
Muslim People's Republican Party 4
Minority groups 3
Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan 1
Invalid/blank votes
Total 73
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Grotz, F & Hartmann, C (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p68 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  2. ^ Nohlen, D, Grotz, F & Hartmann, C (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p69 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  3. ^ Nohlen et al, p72
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