In this meeting, Imam Khamenei thanked and appreciated the work and efforts of this Council.
He also emphasized some important points regarding the legal duties of the Constitutional Council and said, "It is everyone's duty to prepare the environment for holding enthusiastic elections in the month of Esfand (March) this year."
The 12th Parliamentary Elections and 6th Assembly of Experts Elections will be held in Iran on March 1, 2024.
The Constitutional Council is one of the most important and powerful bodies within the Islamic Republic of Iran’s fabric of governance. The Council’s constitutional mandates include interpretation of the Constitution, supervision of elections (approval or disapproval of candidates seeking to run in parliamentary, presidential, and Assembly of Experts elections) and the vetting of legislation passed by the country’s Parliament.
The Council is comprised of twelve members: Six Faqihs and six jurists. The Faqihs (Islamic jurists) are appointed by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, and the jurists are nominated by the head of the Judiciary Branch and confirmed by Parliament. According to Article 91 of the Constitution, the members are elected to serve for a period of six years.