TEHRAN – The time for registration for the upcoming presidential election ended Saturday at 18:00 local time, with several high-profile politicians registering to run for president in the May election.
TEHRAN – Former chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili will not run for the next month’s presidential election, sources close to him say.
TEHRAN – Mehdi Kalhor, a journalist and cultural advisor to former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, announced his candidacy on Friday, emphasizing he has distanced himself from his former boss.
TEHRAN – Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri will register as a candidate in the next month’s presidential election and will probably challenge President Rouhani, Tasnim news agency quoted sources as saying.
TEHRAN – Alireza Zakani, a former MP who was amongst the top five candidates introduced by the Popular Front of the Islamic Revolution Forces (PFIRF or JAMNA in Persian acronym) to challenge Rouhani in the May presidential election, registered to run for presidency on Friday and vowed to stay till the end.
TEHRAN – The principlist Popular Front of Islamic Revolution Forces (JAMNA in Persian) has shortlisted its potential presidential candidates, with Ebrahim Raisi heading the list, ISNA reported.
TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has denounced as untrue a recent U.S. report accusing Iran of falling short of international standards for free elections, ISNA reported.
TEHRAN – The interim Friday prayer leader urged the potential presidential candidates in the May election to create an atmosphere opposite to that of the recent U.S. election.
TEHRAN – A Tehran representative in the Majlis has said that reformists have plans for both the presidential and city council elections.