Iran Elections 2017
An archive of news and views about the 2017 presidential and local elections held in Iran
Millions of Iranians have started going to the ballot boxes across the country as of 8 am (Iran standard time) to vote for their favourite candidates in Iran’s presidential and local elections.
While people in Iran will start voting in the country's presidential election in coming hours, Iranian expats in New Zealand have already queued up to vote for their favourite candidates due to the time difference.
There has not been a single report of security problems during various stages of preparations for Friday’s presidential elections, a deputy Iranian minister said.
Iranian presidential contender Ebrahim Raisi has, yet again, taken a swipe at the Rouhani administration over its performance in different fields, including foreign policy.
A senior advisor to Iran's president says the enemies of the Iranian nation try to pretend that they are in favour of a particular group or party, but they have never been a friend to any of Iranian administrations.
Iran’s foreign minister has thrown his weight behind the Rouhani administration’s performance, saying it has secured several breakthroughs during its tenure.
Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, who dropped out of Iran’s presidential race in favour of his fellow right-winger Ebrahim Raisi, says the alliance is aimed at ending the tenure of a government that favours only a “four-percent” affluent minority of Iran’s population.
Iranian presidential contender Ebrahim Raisi has once again criticized the performance of the current administration and vowed to settle the problems facing the country using domestic potentials.
Seyyed Hassan Khomeini, the influential grandson of the Islamic Republic’s founder, has come out in support of presidential candidate Hassan Rouhani, hailing the enormous capabilities of the incumbent government.
A couple of days before Iran’s presidential and local elections, Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei called on the ‘trustworthy’ executive officials to exercise the utmost care in protecting people’s votes.
Iran’s interior minister says the next president will most likely win the Friday election in the first round.
Iranian presidential candidate Es’haq Jahangiri officially dropped out of Iran’s presidential race in favour of Hassan Rouhani, and called on his fans to vote for the incumbent president on May 19.
Seyed Ebrahim Raisi, who is running for Iran’s president, expressed his gratitude to Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf for ending his race in favor of the cleric on Monday, calling the move “revolutionary”.
Iranian candidate Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf officially withdrew from Iran’s presidential election, and called on his supporters to vote for his fellow right-winger Ebrahim Raisi in the May 19 elections.
The former reformist president Seyyed Mohammad Khatami in a message invited the Iranian nation to cast their ballots on Friday, and threw his weight behind presidential candidate Hassan Rouhani, saying he has been successful in his first four-year term.
Iranian presidential contender Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf has pledged that, in case of being elected, he will install a digital billboard in the Iranian capital of Tehran to begin the countdown for achieving the target of creating 5 million jobs.
Iranian presidential candidate Hassan Rouhani has called on the nation to declare in May 19 votes whether they seek to move backward in time to 2012 or want to head for 2021.
Poverty takes the center stage in Iran's presidential campaigning as candidates travel across the country to take their message to the voters ahead of an expected close race on Friday.
An Iranian official says none of Iran’s political parties have boycotted the country’s upcoming elections, and thus 40 million Iranians are anticipated to cast their ballots in the May 19 elections.
An Iranian presidential contender has slammed some officials of the current administration for “accumulating wealth.”
Iranian presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi has sharply criticized the incumbent government’s performance, and said his decision to compete in the votes has not been taken on a whim, but to improve people’s living condition.