Assembly of Experts forms pillar of Islamic-Republic system

Assembly of Experts forms pillar of Islamic-Republic system

Iran’s Assembly of Experts for the Leadership was established in 1982 under Article 107 of the Iranian constitution. Nearly 90 members are popularly elected every eight years and they should all be Islamic jurisprudence scholars.

Iranian Revolution under the wise leadership of Imam Khomeini emerged victorious in 1979 and set best pattern of Islamic-democratic government. The Islamic system resulted in significant progress of the Iranian nation and strengthened all Muslim and oppressed people across the globe.

This comes as Iran is set to hold Assembly of Experts and parliamentary elections. Senior Iranian officials have urged all eligible Iranians to turn out en masse and vote in the upcoming polls in an effort to guarantee the security of Islamic Iran.

The first elections for the Assembly of Experts were held in December 1982 and the Assembly convened in 1983. Seventy-six of the total 83 members were elected in the first round, the rest in the second.

The qualifications criteria for the senior clerical body include Islamic scholarship, justice, piety, political discernment and social perspicacity, prudence, courage and adequate capability for the task itself.

The Assembly of Experts is tasked with appointing the Leader and monitoring his performance.

One of the most important activity that the Assembly of Experts is in charge of, is overlooking and basically examining the performance of the country’s leader.

Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic revolution through his speeches and historic messages highlighted the significance of the Assembly of Experts in the Islamic-Republic system.


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