Iran’s Elections:

Domestic and Regional Implications

July 11, 2024

Thursday, July 11, 2024
4:00 pm AST - 5:15 pm AST


On June 28th, Iran will hold presidential elections following the unexpected death of former President Ebrahim Raisi. These elections take place against a complicated domestic and regional political landscape. Tehran’s next president will have to navigate a highly complex environment, including the potential looming succession of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

To discuss the results of the elections and explore their immediate and long-term effects on Iran and its position in the Middle East, the Middle East Council on Global Affairs (ME Council) hosted a panel of experts for a webinar. Panelists addressed various questions including: What has the level of political engagement been in the 2024 elections?  How are factions within Iran’s political landscape and civil society responding to the results? How will the results impact Iran’s relations with neighboring Middle Eastern countries? Considering the geopolitical stakes, how are countries across the Arab world perceiving the election and its outcomes?


Nonresident Fellow


Resul Serdar Atas
Senior International Correspondent, Al Jazeera English
Azadeh Zamirirad
Deputy Head of Africa and the Middle East, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)
Mahjoob Zweiri 
Professor in Contemporary Middle East Politics, Qatar University