No. 09



Irans Elections: Out Of Chaos, Change

by Gary Sick

Gary Sick is the Director of the Gulf/2000 project at Columbia University. He was a member of the US National Security Council staff for Persian Gulf affairs in the administrations of Presidents Ford, Carter and Reagan.

The parliamentary elections in Iran were an exceptionally messy affair. On the basis of Irans unique election laws, more than 6,000 candidates lined up for the 290 seats. Each of them had to...