Iran to hold parliamentary, Assembly of Experts elections next year

Tasnim – The spokesman for Iran’s Interior Ministry said the parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections will be held simultaneously across the country in February 2020.

In remarks released on Wednesday, Seyed Salman Samani said the 11th round of the parliamentary elections and the first mid-term election of the Assembly of Experts will be held on February 21, 2020.

The official added that preparations and the operational process of the elections have already started.

There are currently 290 seats in the Iranian parliament, known as Majlis, elected by direct vote of people in nationwide election for four years.

The Assembly of Experts is a high-ranking body that elects and oversees the activities of the leader of the Islamic Revolution.

Members of the assembly are directly elected to office by people for an eight-year term. It holds biannual meetings to appoint a new chairman.