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.
Presidential candidate Hassan Rouhani says women's participation in polling stations will guarantee victory in the elections.
The second live debate of presidentioal election candidates focusing on political and cultural issues is scheduled to be held on Friday, May 5, Head of Electoral Campaign Supervision Committee said.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran’s ex-president who had run in a bid to regain presidency, was handed disqualification by the Guardian Council on Thursday evening.
Campaigning has begun for Iran's presidential election with incumbent Hassan Rouhani facing a tough battle against Principlists who criticize his handling of the economy.
Rouhani’s main rivals in the race appear to be Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi, a senior cleric who heads a major charity organization, as well as Tehran Mayor Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf.
Rouhani’s deputy Es’haq Jahangiri as well as two more low-key candidates are the other contenders who had their qualifications approved by the Guardian Council, Iran’s top vetting body.
Wednesday afternoon, Iranian media reported that televised debates among presidential candidates would not be livestreamed, but recorded before being broadcast by state-run TV for the citizens. The decision, according to media, was made in the latest session of the Committee for Monitoring Presidential Election Campaigns, a legal body assigned to guarantee that electoral candidates receive an equal share of public facilities during the campaign period.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
According to a Farsi report by Khabar Online News Agency, the head of Iran’s Elections Headquarters, Ali Asghar Ahmadi, declared that over 18,000 Iranian women have signed up to compete in Iran’s City and Village Councils Elections.