Noticias

Leader ends debate over council’s role in elections

10 Sep 2015
Irán
Fuente: 
Radio Zamaneh

Following efforts by President Hassan Rohani to limit the role of the Guardian Council in the elections, Iran’s Supreme Leader sided with the conservatives, emphasizing the legitimacy of the Guardian Council as the final authority on the election process.

In a speech on Wednesday September 9, Ayatollah Khamenei stressed the importance of the approaching parliamentary elections and maintained that all elections under the Islamic Republic regime have been legitimate and without reproach.

Assembly chief claims authority over elections for Guardian Council

02 Sep 2015
Irán
Fuente: 
Radio Zamaneh

In response to President Hassan Rohani’s statements about the limited role of the Guardian Council in the elections, the head of the Assembly of Experts, Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi, said on Tuesday September 1 that the council has jurisdiction over the approval of candidates.

At the meeting of the Assembly of Experts on September 1, new chairman Ayatollah Yazdi referred to the two upcoming elections. Without naming the president, he said the Executive Branch is changed with running the elections and the Guardian Council is charged with monitoring them.

Interior ministry says new reformist party needs permit for political activity

31 Ago 2015
Irán
Fuente: 
Radio Zamaneh

Iran’s Ministry of Interior announced on Monday August 31 that the Union of Islamic Nation of Iran does not have the necessary permit to begin political activities.

Mehr News Agency reported on Monday that Hossein Ali Amiri, a spokesman for the interior ministry said: “The procedure is such that the Article 10 Commission issues a permit to establish the party. However this permit is only sufficient to form the party. The permit to begin political activities has to be then issued by the ministry of interior.”

Head of new reformist party briefly arrested

31 Ago 2015
Irán
Fuente: 
Radio Zamaneh

Fars News Agency reported on Monday morning that Ali Shakourirad, the head of the newly formed reformist party, Union of Islamic Nation of Iran, was reportedly arrested on August 31. Later news of the day, reflected in some media outlets such as Kaleme website, reported that Shakourirad was released on bail on Monday evening.

The charges for the arrest were reportedly described as past offences and persistence in “seditious” activities.

Head of new Reformist group in Iran resigns from party

24 Ago 2015
Irán
Fuente: 
Al Monitor

Seyed Mohammad Sadegh Kharazi, the seasoned Iranian diplomat who started his own Reformist bloc ahead of the 2016 parliamentary elections, has suddenly and dramatically resigned from the party. The resignation comes shortly after Kharazi gave a controversial interview in which he threatened to name Reformist figures under the Mohammad Khatami administration who had a relationship with US officials in New York.

New reformist party meets

22 Ago 2015
Irán
Fuente: 
IRNA

Tehran, Aug 22, IRNA - A new reformist party held its first congress in the Iranian capital Tehran on Thursday.

During the meeting, Ali Shakouri-Rad was elected as the secretary general of Union of Islamic Iran People Party, IRNA reported.

A total of 30 political activists are members of the central council of the party that recently got a license form the Interior Ministry to launch its activities in the country.

It is said that most members of the new party are former members of the Islamic Iran Participation Front that was banned in 2009.

Rouhani call for greater electoral plurality may presage rising post-Iran deal domestic tensions

21 Ago 2015
Irán
Fuente: 
Iran Politik

Hassan Rouhani has called for the Council of Guardians to take a supervisory rather than executive role in vetting candidates in elections. But this may have more to do with the Iranian presidents fears of disqualification of his allies than a desire for greater electoral plurality.

In a speech on Wednesday 19 August 2015, Hassan Rouhani called for a more cautious Iranian foreign policy and for the Council of Guardians (CoG) to take a more limited, supervisory, role in vetting election candidates.

Reformists call for fairness in vetting Assembly candidates

13 Ago 2015
Irán
Fuente: 
Radio Zamaneh

A number of Iranian reformist figures have met with Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi and Ayatollah Mohammad Momen, members of the Guardian Council, to discuss concerns about the council disqualifying reformist candidates from running in the next Assembly of Experts elections.

The Guardian Council determines the eligibility of candidates to run in the elections based on constitutional provisions; however, it has often been accused by reformist and moderate factions of the Islamic Republic establishment of bias toward conservative candidates.

Interior Minister Puts Number of Likely Election Candidates at 4,000

10 Ago 2015
Irán
Fuente: 
Fars News Agency
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli announced that almost 4,000 people are likely to declare candidacy for the upcoming parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections early 2016.

"There are signs and indications that some 4,000 people plan to declare their candicacy in the elections," Rahmani Fazli told reporters in Tehran on Monday.

He predicted that the upcoming parliamentary and Experts Assembly elections would be a scene of hot rivalries.

Rafsanjani ‘to run for seat in Assembly of Experts’

04 Ago 2015
Irán
Fuente: 
Press TV

Chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has announced his intention to stand as a candidate in the country’s forthcoming Assembly of Experts elections.

According to his official website, Rafsanjani said in an interview with an Iranian media outlet that he intends to run for a seat in the Assembly of Expert.

Los reformistas iraníes preparan su regreso a la escena política

24 Mayo 2015
Irán
Fuente: 
El País

Hubo una explosión de esperanza y luego vino la represión y el silencio. ¿Qué ha pasado con el Movimiento Verde que sacudió Irán hace seis años? No sólo ha sobrevivido en los corazones de quienes ansiaban cambios, sus ideólogos han empezado a organizarse para encuadrar el proyecto reformista dentro de la ley, e intentar volver a la escena politica. Su objetivo es participar en las elecciones parlamentarias del año que viene.

Local council elections go unnoticed in Tehran

15 Abr 2015
Irán
Fuente: 
Al Monitor

Tehran — a metropolis with 7.8 million inhabitants, 22 districts and 354 neighborhoods — conducted its fourth set of neighborhood council elections in March. More than 13,000 candidates ran for office, and according to high-ranking municipality officials, the number is a significant increase compared with 2009 elections. Still, although voter turnout was significant, there are doubts about the effectiveness of the councils in the framework of urban policymaking.

 

Rouahani calls for gender equality

20 Abr 2014
Irán
Fuente: 
Mehr News Agency

Addressing a meeting of women attending the National Festival of Women Achievements in Economy and Culture in the occasion of the birth anniversary of Lady Fatima Zahra, daughter of the Prophet of Islam held Sunday in Summit Hall, paid homage to this day as Mother’s Day, almost reciting a panegyric to Lady Fatima Zahra.

“I congratulate all Muslims especially Shiite Muslims on the occasion of the birth of the Prophet’s daughter, Ali’s wife, and mother of all Imams and especially of the heroine of Karbala, Zainab,” Rouhani said.

Iran deputy FM rejects UK renewed sanctions

16 Abr 2014
Irán
Fuente: 
Press TV

An Iranian deputy foreign minister has condemned Britain’s renewed sanctions on Iranian individuals as politically-motivated and biased.

The UK Treasury has renewed sanctions against 15 current and former Iranian officials under the pretext of violating human rights.

“The sanctions are unilateral, biased, politically-motivated and totally unacceptable,” Deputy Foreign Minister for European and American Affairs Majid Takht-e-Ravanchi said on Tuesday.

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