Iran Governance And Politics
Iran is one of the countries in the Middle East that the westerners tend to read a lot about in their newspapers. This is the result of the different conflicts in the area, mostly because of the cultural differences between Iran and other Islamic countries or simply some other countries in that part of the world. Information on the Iran politics is rarely available in these newspapers and this is why this article is aimed to provide the readers with a better understanding on Iran and how the Iran political government works.
The Iran political system is based on the Constitution adopted in 1979 and the country is considered an Islamic Republic. The government of Iran is as such responsible for giving its citizens equal and appropriate opportunities in various parts of their lives, including work and to satisfy their essential needs. Iran politics entails various different governing bodies which are closely connected one to another. The delineation and supervision of the general policies in the Republic are placed under the supervision of the Leader of the Revolution, or the Supreme leader as it is referred to in the US and the UK. He is at the same time the commander in chief of the armed forces, the body that controls the military intelligence and security operations and whom has the power to declare war or peace.
The Supreme Leader appoints the heads of the judiciary, state radio and television as well as the commanders of the police and military forces and six of the twelve members of the Guardian Council. The Supreme leader is however supervised by the Assembly of Experts who is also responsible with the election and dismissal of the Supreme Leader. The president of the republic is however elected by universal suffrage for four years and he is the next highest state authority after the Supreme Leader.