News ID: 45
Publish Date: 06 April 2021
The Constitutional Council is one of the most important and powerful bodies within the Islamic Republic of Iran’s fabric of governance. It 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 elected by Parliament. According to Article 91 of the Constitution, the members are elected to serve for a period of six years.

Infographic: The Constitutional Council

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