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Polling shows record low turnout for Iran’s 2024 parliamentary election

Polling shows record low turnout for Iran’s 2024 parliamentary election
posted onFebruary 29, 2024

A recent survey conducted by Stasis Consulting predicts a record low turnout of 34% among Iranians in the March 1 parliamentary election.

According to this survey, the majority of Iranians disapprove of President Ebrahim Raisi’s job performance as well as that of the parliament (65% and 61%, respectively).

It also shows only 34% of the electorate is likely to vote in the upcoming parliamentary election on March 1 — a record low and around 9% less than the turnout in the previous parliamentary election in 2020.

This information is based on a representative poll conducted by Stasis Consulting between Feb. 5 and Feb. 14, 2024.

Over 15,000 candidates are competing for a seat in the 290-member parliament, formally known as the Islamic Consultative Assembly.

Under the law, the parliament has oversight over the executive branch, votes on treaties and handles other issues. In practice, absolute power in Iran rests with its supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

In this survey, most respondents said that they are pessimistic about the future prosperity of the nation’s youth (76%), and most Iranians believe that young people would rather emigrate than stay in the country (68%). Respondents aged 18 to 29 are even more concerned about the prospects for future prosperity among Iranian youth (82%) and more likely to believe young people want to emigrate rather than stay in Iran (77%).