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Iran's Biggest Parliament Shakeup in Decade: Guide to Who Won

  • Conservatives, top leader remain constraints on Rouhani power
  • Pre-poll alliance agrees on economy, not on greater democracy
Iranians vote in key elections for Parliament and the Assembly of Experts in Tehran on Feb. 26.

Iranians vote in key elections for Parliament and the Assembly of Experts in Tehran on Feb. 26.

Photographer: Scott Peterson/Getty Images

Unconfirmed results from last week’s elections in Iran show growing support for allies of President Hassan Rouhani, and a setback for rival conservatives who have dominated parliament for a decade. Yet the absence of distinct parties in Iranian politics makes a clear reading of where power now lies difficult.

Here’s an overview of what we know, and what it means for foreign companies considering investing in an economy recovering from global sanctions.