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Presidential election in Iran: Candidates can register

Following the death of Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi, new elections were ordered in Iran for June 28. Photo: -/SPA/dpa

Following the dying of Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi, new elections had been ordered in Iran for June 28. Photo

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In Iran, candidates can register for the presidential election on June 28. The highly effective Guardian Council will then determine whether or not they’re ideologically appropriate. Reformers have just lately misplaced out.

Starting this Thursday, candidates in Iran can register for the presidential election in simply over a month. To achieve this, they need to seem in particular person on the Ministry of the Interior inside the subsequent 5 days. The new election has change into needed as a result of the present incumbent, Ebrahim Raisi, died in a helicopter accident on May 19.

After the candidates have registered, the so-called Guardian Council will determine inside every week whether or not they’re ideologically appropriate. The council is a robust management physique that features Islamic clerics and attorneys. Politicians from the reform camp particularly have typically been excluded from elections prior to now.

According to observers, affirmation of reasonable candidates by the Guardian Council can be an indication that the Islamic nation is taking a brand new and extra open course. Otherwise, the ultra-conservative forces or the hardliners would proceed to find out the nation's political future.

Two weeks left for election marketing campaign

The candidates permitted by the Guardian Council will then have two weeks to marketing campaign. If nobody achieves an absolute majority of the votes solid within the first spherical of voting on June 28, a run-off election shall be held one week afterward July 5 to determine the longer term president.

Since Raisi's dying, rumors have been rife within the nation about potential successors. Former presidents Mohammed Khatami and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad or high diplomat and former international minister Mohammed Javad Zarif are being talked about.

So far, the candidacies of Raisi's deputy Mohammed Mokhber and the previous chief nuclear negotiator Said Jalili have been confirmed. Both are extraordinarily conservative and would most certainly proceed Raisi's course.

According to media stories, a candidacy by former parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani, who is taken into account reasonably conservative, can also be thought of sure.

Applicants from the reform camp

The candidates from the reform camp are attracting a number of curiosity. Although the reformers kind the opposition within the nation, they’ve had no political affect in recent times.

According to the Tasnim information company, Mohsen Hashemi, the son of the late cleric and influential former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, is taken into account the reformers' main candidate. The 62-year-old has neither confirmed the report, nor denied it.

It stays to be seen whether or not candidates from the reform camp will even be allowed to face within the election or whether or not the Guardian Council, as in 2021, will reject their functions prematurely for ideological causes.