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Question

The citizens of Iran have to strictly follow Shia Islamic religious laws. Political candidates and laws passed by Iran’s Parliament must be approved by the Guardian Council. Which system of government does Iran follow?

2 Answer

  • Theocracy - meaning it follows after a deity or religious ideals
  • Look at the chart.

    Structure of Iran's Government

    Supreme Leader Parliament Guardian Council President

    approves government policies; leads the military; names 6 of the 12 members of the Guardian Council passes laws reviews all laws passed; decides who can run for office carries out laws

    Based on the information in this chart, which part of Iran’s government holds the most power?

    A.

    Supreme Leader

    B.

    Parliament

    C.

    Guardian Council

    D.

    President

    Answer:

    Supreme Leader (A)

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