News ID: 303356
Published: 0627 GMT May 24, 2021

Assessing qualifications of presidential elections hopefuls ends in Iran

Assessing qualifications of presidential elections hopefuls ends in Iran
IRNA

The spokesman of the Guardian Council, a body in charge of screening presidential elections’ hopefuls, said that vetting of the cases of all registered candidates for the upcoming presidential elections was finished, but the results will be announced on Tuesday.

According to Abbas-Ali Kadkhodaei, examining the qualifications of more than 590 candidates who had enrolled for the upcoming presidential elections was finished on Monday, but final results will be announced tomorrow, Mehr News Agency reported.

Kadkhodaei added that some of the candidates were invited to the Guardian Council for further more surveys to remove certain doubts on their cases.

Former Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan has earlier walked away from the presidential race saying that he dropped his bid in favor of another candidate Ebrahim Raeisi.

The upcoming elections which slated for June 18.

The five-day period for registration of hopefuls for Iran’s presidential election came to an end on May 15, with a number of heavyweights joining the race on the last day to make the competition heat up.

Among the big names who signed up were First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri, Judiciary Chief Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi, former Parliament speaker Ali Larijani, and Saeed Jalili, a former nuclear negotiator under ex-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Press TV wrote.

   
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