PARLIAMENTARY DEMOCRACY: First Public Gathering of the Iranian Majlis (1906)


PARLIAMENTARY DEMOCRACY: First Public Gathering of the Iranian Majlis (1906)
by Darius Kadivar

The first Public gathering of Iranian Deputies in the Persian Majlis ( Parliament) in Tehran shorty after the Constitutional Revolution of 1906. (circa 1906)

Bebin TV summary of the Constitutional Movement in Iran:

Reza Pahlavi's message on the Anniversary of the 1906 Constitutional Revolution in Iran:

Mashaollah Ajoodany on the Constitutional Revolution and it's implications in today's struggle for Democracy and Human Rights:

And in relation to the Green Movement today:

Bella Ciao Iran a 100 Years Struggle for Democracy:

NOTE: A parliamentary system is a system of government where in the ministers of the executive branch are drawn from the legislature, and are accountable to that body, such that the executive and legislative branches are intertwined. In such a system, the head of government is both de facto chief executive and chief legislator.

Parliamentary systems are characterized by no clear-cut separation of powers between the executive and legislative branches, leading to a different set of checks and balances compared to those found in presidential systems. Parliamentary systems usually have a clear differentiation between the head of government and the head of state, with the head of government being the prime minister or premier, and the head of state often being a figurehead, often either a president (elected either popularly or by the parliament) or a hereditary monarch (often in a constitutional monarchy). 

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HISTORY FORUM: Nader Naderpour on Iran's Constitutional Revolution and European Rennaissance (1996) 


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