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Thread #166434   Message #4001732
Posted By: DaveRo
23-Jul-19 - 10:12 AM
Thread Name: Persians
Subject: RE: Persians
The current constitution dates from 1979 when Iran became an Islamic republic.
Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran

The (Persian) 1906 constitution introduced democracy, and while modified in 1949 when the Shah attempted to increase his powers, was the one under which Mosaddegh was elected.
1949 Iranian Constituent Assembly election

I see that under the 1906 constiution voters - men aged 30-70 - had to "have some insight into affairs of State." So not democracy as we know it today ;)