The 11th round of the presidential election and the 4th round of Islamic City and Village Councils election will be held in Iran on Friday, June 14. Iranian voters will go to over 66,000 polling stations in Iran and abroad to elect their next president. The presidential campaign started on May 22nd, after the Guardian Council released the list of eight qualified candidates, although at this point six remain (principlist - Gholam Ali Haddad Adel and pro-reform - Mohammad Reza Adel withdrew): Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf (Tehran Mayor), Ali Akbar Velayati (Former Foreign Minister and advisor to the Supreme Leader on international affairs), Saeed Jalili (Supreme National Security Council Secretary and chief nuclear negotiator), Seyed Hassan Rouhani (former SNSC Secretary and chief nuclear negotiator), Mohammad Qarazi (former Oil and Telecommunications Minister) and Mohsen Rezaei (former IRGC Commander of and Secretary of the Expediency Council). The Guardian Council reserves the right to supervise presidential candidates until Election Day and revise their eligibility to run if it is provided with new documents and evidence.
Campaign ends today, 24 hours before polls open
- Published: 2 years ago on Thursday, 13 June 2013
- By: Iran Daily Brief
- Last Modified: June 13, 2013 @ 3:03 pm
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