عنوان مقاله [English]
Â One fundamental characteristic of "democratic" systems is participation of society in the selection process of political elites that with their direct or indirect selection control and influence national decisions and governmentâs performance. In Iran, after the Constitutional Revolution, people have controlled state decisions through selecting representatives of Parliament and have influenced the voting procedure and in this process parties have more or less been able to play a role. This paper aims to investigate the relationship between the development level of provinces and provincial partiesâ votes using available statistics through a case study on the eight election of Islamic Consultive Assembly (Majlis). The research findings indicate that only in developed provinces, parties act perfectly and effective factors in selecting representatives of many provinces of Iran are ideological, religious, ethnic and tribal characteristics.