Of the 40 women registered as candidates, no women were allowed to run for office.
A look at some of the numbers that explain Iran’s upcoming presidential election:
â¢ More than 59 million eligible voters in Iran, a country of more than 80 million people
â¢ Seven presidential candidates approved by the Iranian Guardian Council to run from 592 registered candidates, three later dropped out
â¢ None of the 40 registered women voted to run for president
â¢ Four-year term for an elected Iranian President
â¢ Two terms in a row is the maximum term of office of an Iranian president
â¢ The 42 percent turnout forecast by the Iranian state student polling agency would be an all-time low given a lack of voter enthusiasm and the coronavirus pandemic
â¢ 73 percent turnout in the last presidential election in Iran in 2017
â¢ A front runner has to win more than 50 percent of the vote in order to avoid a runoff – and since the Islamic Revolution in 1979 there has only been one runoff in 2005
â¢ Six seats will be filled by voters for the Iranian Assembly of Experts, which appoints the country’s supreme leader
â¢ Six seats will be filled with voters for the Iranian parliament
â¢ Nearly 200,000 seats in city and town councils across the country are also elected by voters.