Six candidates operating for the presidential election

AA / Tehran / Syed Zafar Mehdi

Iran’s predominant supervisory physique has accredited the recordsdata of six candidates for the presidential election scheduled for June 28.

Amongst these whose candidacies have been accredited by the Guardian Council of the Structure are former Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf and former nuclear negotiator Mentioned Jalili, two outstanding conservative politicians.

Different candidates embody former MP Masoud Pezeshkian, former minister Mostafa Pourmohamadi, Tehran Mayor Alireza Zakani and former MP Amir Hossein Ghazizadeh Hashemi.

The candidacy of former Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri, who was tipped because the main reform candidate, was rejected by the elections supervisory physique.

Ali Larijani, former president of Parliament, thought of to be supported by the reform camp, was additionally not chosen.

Each Jahangiri and Larijani had been disqualified by the 12-member council within the 2021 presidential election, when Abdolnasser Hemmati was the one reform candidate going through Ebrahim Raïssi.

Hemmati, who was within the operating once more this 12 months, additionally noticed his candidacy rejected.

The candidacy of former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was additionally rejected by the Guardian Council of the Structure.

Hypothesis is rife that Ghalibaf, who was re-elected speaker of parliament late final month, would be the predominant conservative determine after the presidential debates, as he enjoys robust assist from MPs.

On the reformist facet, Pezeshkian is prone to be the main candidate.

The early presidential vote will probably be held on June 28. It follows the loss of life of President Raïssi in a helicopter accident on Could 19 within the northwest of Iran.

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Certified candidates could have two weeks to marketing campaign earlier than the vote.

*Translated from English by Mourad Belhaj

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