All 290 seats of Islamic Consultative Assembly
146 seats needed for a majority
Parliamentary elections were held in Iran on 18 February 2000, with a second round on 5 May. The result was a solid victory for 2nd of Khordad Front and its allies, the reformist supporters of President Mohammad Khatami.
Main reformist coalition lists were "2nd of Khordad Press" and "Coalition of 15 Groups Supporting 2nd of Khordad" (including 11 out of 18 members in the 2nd of Khordad Front) and main principlist coalition was Coalition of Followers of the Line of Imam and Leader. Rest of lists were issued by solitary parties. For the first time Council of Nationalist-Religious Activists of Iran issued an electoral list and was able to win two exclusive seats (Alireza Rajaei in Tehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr and Rahman Kargosha in Arak, Komijan and Khondab) but the Guardian Council declared their votes "voided".
Inter-Parliamentary Union report cites the following results:
|Electoral list||1st round seats||2nd round seats||Total seats won|
|2nd of Khordad Front||170||52||222|
|Front of Followers of the Line of the Imam and the Leader||45||9||54|
|Source: Inter-Parliamentary Union|
|Electoral list||1o round seats|
|Source: A. W. Samii|
|Electoral list||2o round seats|
Shaul Bakhash states that reformers had a comfortable majority, however estimates differed as to the size of this majority. He cites Behzad Nabavi's account (reformers 200 seats, the conservatives 58, and independents 18) as "inflated", but considers Payam-e Emruz report (which states that 150 MPs are committed to the "2nd of Khordad agenda") reliable. Bakhash additionally suggests that votes cast for the Speakers provide a better gauge of the distribution of forces, concluding that 50 to 60 deputies were affiliated with the Combatant Clergy Association, 150 with Islamic Iran Participation Front and 15 to the Executives of Construction.
|Islamic Iran Participation Front and allies||216||New|
|Combatant Clergy Association and allies||74||-36|
|Source: Nohlen et al.|
Ervand Abrahamian cites that reformist enjoyed a majority (69.25%), or 26.8 million, of the 38.7 million voters who cast ballots in the February 18, 2000 first round. Ultimately reformists won 195 of the 290 Majlis seats in that election.
|Executives of Construction||60||215a|
a25 Independents for each bloc
In parliamentary elections in 2000, they won 80 percent of the vote and obtained 195 of the 290 Majles seats.