Iran’s interior ministry declared that a committee tasked with monitoring the campaigns for the upcoming presidential election has revised an earlier decision not to cover live the planned presidential debates in the country.
Campaigning has begun for Iran's presidential election with incumbent Hassan Rouhani facing a tough battle against Principlists who criticize his handling of the economy.
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.
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.
With nominations now closed for the May 19 presidential election in Iran, the likely shape of the contest is beginning to emerge.
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.
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.