Features include interactive map, in-depth stories, and more.Download now. »
The week's top five must-sees,
delivered to your inbox.
The politics of Iran take place in a framework of theocracy in a format of Syncretic politics that is guided by an Islamist ideology. The December 1979 constitution, and its 1989 amendment, define the political, economic, and social order of the Islamic Republic of Iran, declaring that Shi'a Islam of the Twelver school of thought is Iran's official religion. Iran has an elected president, parliament, and an "Assembly of Experts", and local councils. According to the constitution all candidates running for these positions must be vetted by the Guardian Council before being elected. In addition there are nontransparent unelected organizations trying to "protect the state's Islamic character". (via Freebase)