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Iran's Interior Ministry announces final list of presidential candidates

Apr 20 2017
Iran
Source: 
Press TV

Iran’s Interior Ministry on Thursday night gave the following list of candidates (in alphabetical order) vetted by the Guardian Council.

  • Mostafa Aqa-Mirsalim
  • Mostafa Hashemi-Taba
  • Es'haq Jahangiri
  • Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf
  • Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi
  • Hassan Rouhani

The vetting body was examining the qualifications of more than 1,600 candidates who registered to run for president for days.

Famous Political Figures Register to Run for Iranian Presidential Election

Apr 15 2017
Iran
Source: 
Tasnim News

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A number of famous Iranian political figures, including the brother of the late former president Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, on Saturday submitted their names for registration as candidates in the upcoming presidential election slated for May.

Attending a building of the Interior Ministry in Tehran, Mohammad Hashemi Rafsanjani registered to run for the 12th presidential polls due to be held on May 19.

Senior Cleric Raisi Registers to Run for Iran’s Presidential Election

Apr 14 2017
Iran
Source: 
Tasnim News

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Hojatoleslam Seyed Ebrahim Raisi, the chief custodian of the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (AS) in the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad, submitted his name for registration as a candidate in the upcoming presidential election slated for May.  

Raisi arrived on Friday at the Interior Ministry to register as a candidate for the 12th presidential polls due to be held on May 19.

Iran’s incumbent President Rouhani submits name for presidential race

Apr 14 2017
Iran
Source: 
Press TV

Iran’s incumbent president, Hassan Rouhani, has put his name down for the upcoming 12th presidential election.

Rouhani arrived at the Iranian Interior Ministry's Election Office on Friday.

The registration process for the May 19 presidential election began on Tuesday and is scheduled to close on Saturday. 

Rouhani has been a member of the Assembly of Experts, the head of the Expediency Council's Center for Strategic Research, and a member of the Expediency Council.

Former President Ahmadinejad Registers for Election

Apr 12 2017
Iran
Source: 
Fars News Agency

Ahmadinejad registered for presidential election along with his close aide, former vice-president and head of Iran Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) Hamid Baqayee.

He was also accompanied by his former chief of staff Esfandiar Rahim Mashayee.

Candidates started on Tuesday enrollment for presidential election.

The presidential candidates can enroll for presidential elections on April 11-16.

Supreme Leader: This year marks important year

Mar 21 2017
Iran
Source: 
Islamic Republic News Agency

“This year marks an important year for the country both because of the country’s need to a major economic vibrancy … and of the imminent presidential and rural and city councils’ elections, which are in turn of high importance,” said the Supreme Leader in an address to large groups of pilgrims to the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS), the 8th Imam of Prophet Mohammad’s (Peace Be upon Him and His Progeny) infallible household, on the occasion of the start of the

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