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Closing Circles: Iran’s Exclusionary 2024 Elections

In parallel, conservatives tightened their hold on the Islamic Republic’s institutions.

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The two trends together highlight the growing gap between state and society. 

On 1 March, Iran held its twelfth parliamentary election since the 1979 revolution as well as its sixth contest for the Assembly of Experts, the clerical body nominally tasked with selecting the next supreme leader.

Official results indicate a turnout of 41 per cent, marking a…

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