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Iran Election 2021: Who Are Most Prominent Candidates Running for President?

The deadline for registration of Iranian presidential hopefuls passed on Saturday afternoon, after dozens of people, including several politicians and military figures, signed up to run for president in the country's June elections.

The most prominent hopefuls are as follows:

 

– Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi, the incumbent Judiciary Chief and a conservative rival of Hassan Rouhani in the 2017 presidential elections.

Iran Election 2021: Who Are Most Prominent Candidates Running for President?


– Es’haq Jahangiri, the incumbent first vice-president and a senior reformist politician

Iran Election 2021: Who Are Most Prominent Candidates Running for President?


– Ali Larijani, the former Parliament speaker and a moderate conservative politician

Iran Election 2021: Who Are Most Prominent Candidates Running for President?


– Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the former president of Iran who has turned into a critic of the Establishment in recent years

Iran Election 2021: Who Are Most Prominent Candidates Running for President?


– Saeed Jalili, the former secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council and former head of Iran’s nuclear negotiating team

Iran Election 2021: Who Are Most Prominent Candidates Running for President?


– Mostafa Tajzadeh, the former acting interior minister and senior reformist politician who served several years in prison after the 2009 post-election protests

Iran Election 2021: Who Are Most Prominent Candidates Running for President?


– Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan, the former minister of defence and an incumbent military advisor to Iran’s Leader

Iran Election 2021: Who Are Most Prominent Candidates Running for President?


– Major General Mohsen Rezaei, the incumbent secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council and a former commander of Iranian forces in the Iran-Iraq war

Iran Election 2021: Who Are Most Prominent Candidates Running for President?


– Brigadier General Saeed Mohammad, the former commander of the IRGC Khatam al-Anbiya Construction Base

Iran Election 2021: Who Are Most Prominent Candidates Running for President?


– Brigadier General Rostam Qassemi, the former oil minister and the incumbent deputy head of IRGC Quds Force for economic affairs

Iran Election 2021: Who Are Most Prominent Candidates Running for President?


– Mohsen Hashemi Rafsanjani, the incumbent chairman of Tehran’s City Council with close ties to the reformists’ camp

Iran Election 2021: Who Are Most Prominent Candidates Running for President?


– Mahmoud Sadeghi, a reformist politician and lawyer and a former lawmaker

Iran Election 2021: Who Are Most Prominent Candidates Running for President?


– Mohammad Shariatmadari, the incumbent minister of labour and welfare

Iran Election 2021: Who Are Most Prominent Candidates Running for President?


– Ezzatollah Zarghami, the former head of Iran’s state broadcaster IRIB

Iran Election 2021: Who Are Most Prominent Candidates Running for President?


– Ali Motahari, the former vice-speaker of Iran’s Parliament

Iran Election 2021: Who Are Most Prominent Candidates Running for President?


– Abdolnasser Hemmati, the incumbent governor of Iran’s Central Bank

Iran Election 2021: Who Are Most Prominent Candidates Running for President?


– Fereydoun Abbasi, the former head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organisation and a current lawmaker

Iran Election 2021: Who Are Most Prominent Candidates Running for President?


– Abbas Akhoundi, the former transport minister

Iran Election 2021: Who Are Most Prominent Candidates Running for President?


– Masoud Pezeshkian, a reformist politician, an incumbent lawmaker, and a former vice-speaker of Iran’s Parliament

Iran Election 2021: Who Are Most Prominent Candidates Running for President?

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