Iranians were queuing at polling stations across Iran began to vote in the 2016 elections for the 290-seat parliament and 88-member Assembly of Experts, responsible for choosing the next Supreme Leader.

The two elections, which happened on 26 February, could shape the country's future and although the major presidential election will not take place until 2017, the parliamentary elections occur at a crucial point in Iran's history.

The elections have come at a time of growing rivalry between reformists and conservatives stirred by a deal with world powers that lifted economic sanctions against Tehran, as part of a nuclear agreement signed by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, the US and five other world powers, despite disagreement from hardliners in Iran.

There is the possibility that the winning candidates of the Assembly of Experts' next term, who will last until 2024, may have to choose the next Supreme Leader of Iran.