Iran registers candidates for presidential polls
Gulf Today|May 12, 2021
Iran on Tuesday opened registration for candidates hoping to succeed President Hassan Rouhani, who will step down following the June 18 elections after serving the maximum two consecutive terms allowed.

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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