Presidential candidates registered and approved in Iran 1980-2021

Number of registered and approved presidential candidates in the Islamic Republic of Iran from 1980 to 2021

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Release date

June 2021



Survey time period

1980 to 2021

Supplementary notes

Figures are compiled from several reports, including Syracuse University data.

Elected presidents:

1980: Abolhassan Banisadr
July 1981: Mohammad-Ali Rajai
October 1981: Ali Khamenei
1985: Ali Khamenei
1989: Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
1993: Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
1997: Mohammad Khatami
2001: Mohammad Khatami
2005: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
2009: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
2013: Hassan Rouhani
2017: Hassan Rouhani 2021: Seyyed Ebrahimi Raisi

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