The five-day registration period at the interior ministry ends on Saturday, with the names of candidates then handed to the conservative-dominated Guardian Council for vetting.
More than 20 public figures have officially announced their intention to run, with the final list of those qualified due on May 26-27, the interior ministry said.
Former Revolutionary Guards Corps’ official Saeed Mohammad, a general and an advisor to Guards commander Major General Hossein Salami, was one of the first to submit his name on Tuesday.
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Social identity determines women's status in society. In the context of family, religion, economy, patriarchy, misogyny, gender discrimination, etc., determine Iranian women's status in society. To keep the concept of a woman's identity alive, a change in Iranian society is required.
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