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.
Tehran mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf and First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri have officially declared their candidacies for the 12th presidential election in Iran as registration for the polls wraps up.
The late Iranian politician and former president Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was the main supporter of the incumbent president Hassan Rouhani, but his brother Mohammad is going to challenge Rouhani’s presidency despite the elder brother’s advice.
The incumbent president, Hassan Rouhani, and his main rival from the conservative camp Ebrahim Raisi applied for Iran’s presidency on Friday.
Iran’s former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, to everyone’s surprise, registered for the country’s presidency on Wednesday, along with two of his allies Hamid Baqaei and Esfandyar Rahim-Mashaei.
More than 18,000 female applicants have registered to contest in Iran’s City and Village Councils Elections due to be held on May 19, an Iranian official announced.