The Iranian Elections Headquarters has, in a statement, announced the names of the six final candidates who has qualified to compete in the country’s upcoming presidential elections.
While Iran’s Guardian Council is opposed to the candidacy of religious minorities in City and VillageCouncils elections in Muslim-majority areas, Iranian parliament speaker says they can run for local votes in all parts of the country.
Lawmakers described Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri’s decision to stand in the upcoming presidential poll as a well-thought-out move aimed at protecting President Hassan Rouhani’s reelection bid against conservative contenders.
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani on Wednesday met with a number of senior IRGC commanders and officials, including Major General Qassemi Soleimani, the Quds Force commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).
A hopeful of the forthcoming presidential election has criticized the ongoing economic situation in the country and “unacceptable” living standards of the people, vowing strong economic management if elected president.
Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei warned of enemy plots to sabotage Iran’s upcoming elections, but at the same time noted that no superpower can do a damn thing in the face of an establishment connected to its people.
With nominations now closed for the May 19 presidential election in Iran, the likely shape of the contest is beginning to emerge.
An election official says the executive team responsible for holding Iran’s upcoming presidential election will comprise 1,000,150 members.
Saturday was the end of the five-day registration process for those seeking the post of Iran’s president, the bulk of whom were ordinary, and even weird, people without any political background.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei urged the Iranian officials to expedite the process of providing assistance for people in Iranian provinces hit by the recent devastating flood, which has so far killed at least 40.