Legislature of Iran
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The legislature (Persian: قوه مقننه) of Islamic Republic of Iran consists of two components, a unicameral parliamentary chamber called Islamic Consultative Assembly and a reviewing power, the Guardian Council of the Constitution.
According to the article 93 of Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Parliament generally has no legal status without the simultaneous existence of the Council. As a consequence, existence of the Council is a precondition for the efficiency of the legislative power as all bills passed by the Parliament have to be summitted to the Council in order to enact. The council has the authority to veto the bill if it finds it incompatible with sharia and the constitution.
In case that the Parliament and the Council dispute over a blocked bill and refuse to accept positions by each other, the bill is submitted to the Expediency Discernment Council of the System, set up to resolve the conflicts.
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