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.
Described as the main rival of incumbent president Rouhani, the senior Iranian cleric Ebrahim Raeisi officially declared on Sunday that he will run for president in Iran’s May election.
A recently-formed coalition of Iranian conservatives held its first plenum on Thursday (April 6) in which the candidacy of 21 conservative applicants for Iran’s May presidential election was put to the vote and 5 final candidates were selected.
Former head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) Ezzatollah Zarghami announced on Wednesday that he would seek the presidency in the May election.
Iranian reformists officially announced that Hassan Rouhani, the incumbent Iranian president, will be their candidate in the upcoming presidential election due to be held in May.
An Iranian parliamentarian says the public should be informed of candidates’ election expenditure.
Iran’s first vice-president, who is going to serve as a communication channel between reformists and Iran’s Leader, says Ayatollah Khamenei has no problem with reformists being present in the political arena.