May elections


  • Presidential hopefuls 2017-05-17 21:41

    By Ali Kushki

    A background to the May 19 presidential election

    TEHRAN – The fate of Iran’s May 19 presidential election has been hotly debated both inside and outside of the country over the past few months. And now, within three days it will be clear who will be sworn in in August as the 12th president since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

  • Hassan Rouhani talks with commuters in a subway in Tehran to encourage people to use public transport to control air pollution 2017/05/17

    By Ali Mirchi and Kaveh Madani

    Will Iran's next president care enough to put the environment first?

    Four years ago one of the candidates in Iran’s presidential election made himself popular by promising to save Lake Urmia, one of the world’s largest saltwater lakes that was on the cusp of disappearing. Now, President Hassan Rouhani proudly recounts that promise, citing Urmia’s current state as an environmental success story made possible by prudent decision-making. Recent intense rainfalls and subsequent floods have come to Rouhani’s help, earning Urmia a spot on the catalogue of the accomplishments of his administration.

  • baeedinejad 2017-05-14 20:38

    Envoy: 11 polling stations for Iranians in Britain

    TEHRAN – Iranians living in Britain can cast ballots at eleven polling stations on Monday to have their voice in the 12th presidential election of the country, Iranian Ambassador to London Hamid Baeedinejad said on Sunday.

  • Rouhani 2017-05-13 21:11

    By: Ali Kushki

    Top economists urge nation to vote for incumbent government 

    TEHRAN – Dozens of top Iranian economists issued a public statement on Friday urging the nation to elect incumbent president Hassan Rouhani for a second term, citing heavy costs incurred by the Ahmadinejad administrations from 2005 to 2013.  

  • محمد شریعتمداری معاون اجرایی رئیس جمهور 2017-05-01 20:21

    Rouhani’s campaign chief warns of going to extremes

    TEHRAN – Hassan Rouhani’s presidential campaign chief has cautioned this year’s candidates against going to extremes.

  • مراسم بهره برداری از پروژه های شهری شهرداری منطقه 2 با حضور محمد باقر قالیباف شهردار تهران 2017-04-22 09:18

    Presidential hopeful says fixing problems viable in four-year term

    TEHRAN – Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, the incumbent Tehran mayor and one of the six qualified presidential hopefuls, said he would overcome problems if he wins the May 19 presidential vote. 

  • ستاد انتخابات 2017-04-22 08:42

    Decision not to broadcast presidential debates live to be reconsidered 

    TEHRAN - The Interior Ministry's election headquarters has announced that it will reconsider decision not to broadcast presidential debates live.

  • محمدعلی موحدی کرمانی امام جمعه موقت تهران 2017-04-22 08:41

    Cleric calls on nation to show sensitivity to presidential election 

    TEHRAN – Tehran’s interim Friday prayer preacher Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kermani called on the Iranian nation to show more sensitivity toward the May 19 presidential election which he called “a difficult exam.” 

  • پزشکیان 2017-04-21 17:28

    Deputy speaker says Rouhani more likely to win second-term

    TEHRAN – Masoud Pezeshkian, the first deputy parliament speaker, asserted that Hassan Rouhani stands a higher chance of winning the May presidential election as compared to other five applicants, ISNA reported on Friday.

  • حجت الاسلام سید ابراهیم رئیسی 2017-04-21 17:23

    Raisi to brief parliamentary faction on future plans 

    TEHRAN – Presidential hopeful Ebrahim Raisi will brief a parliamentary faction of clergies on Sunday on his future plans for the country if he becomes president. 

  • سید ابراهیم رئیسی 2017-04-14 19:34

    Ebrahim Raisi registers for presidential election

    Ebrahim Raisi, the custodian of the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) in the northeastern city of Mashhad, submitted his name to run for the May presidential election.  

  • نشست خبری حسن روحانی رئیس جمهور 2017-04-14 16:13

    By Ali Kushki

    President Rouhani files paperwork for second-term

    TEHRAN – President Rouhani filed paperwork on Friday to seek a second-term in Iran’s May 19 presidential election, two days after former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stunned the country with his election bid.