Islamic republic

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An Islamic Republic is a form of a theocratic state in which the nation is ruled by a republican Head of State instead of a monarch. Often seen as a compromise between different systems of Islamic theocracy, there is a great deal of disagreement over what constitutes a true Islamic Republic. Of the four official Islamic Republics in the world (Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Mauritania), none of them share the same system of government. Being a republic there are elections exept, like in Afghanistan, a person may have to be a muslim to run for an office. There is a great influnce on the Koran, the holy book of islam, in an islamic republic's laws and there is no separation of Church and State.