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Iran Election 2021

Welcome to Iran Election 2021, your go-to information hub on the Thirteenth Presidential Election of the Islamic Republic of Iran, brought to you by the Middle East Studies Forum (MESF) at the Alfred Deakin Institute, Deakin University. The website features original news and analysis about the 2021 Iran election, presidential candidates, latest polls, and a podcast.


1 March
Formation of the Electoral Board
21 March
Nowruz/New Year
11 May
Nomination of Candidates begins
15 May
Last Day of Nomination of Candidates
26 May
Announcement of Candidates
28 May
Election Advertisement begins
4 June
Anniversary of Khomeini’s Death
16 June
Last Day of Election Advertising
17 June
Election Blackout begins
18 June
Election Day

News and Analysis

Ramin Mehmanparast Announces Candidature

Faezeh Hashemi: I Prefer to Debate Mr Khamenei

Poll Suggests Victory for Hardliners

TV and Film Actress Azadeh Namdari Found Dead

Last Three Presidents were Like “Unwanted Pregnancy” for Iran