Majlis deputy speaker to run for president
Aboutorabi-Fard announced his candidacy during a visit to the former war zones in southwest of Iran on Sunday, Fars News Agency reported.
The Islamic Republic’s eleventh presidential election will be held in June and presidential hopefuls will register from May 7 to May 11.
So far, Head of the State Inspectorate Organization of Iran Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi, senior member of Iran Expediency Council, Hassan Rohani, First Vice Speaker of the Majlis Mohammad Reza Bahonar, Secretary of the Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei, former intelligence minister, Ali Fallahian, and former foreign minister, Manouchehr Mottaki have declared their intention to run for president.
Iran’s former minister of housing and urban development, Mohammad Saeedi-Kia, declared his candidacy on March 18.
The president of Iran is elected for a four-year term in a national election and the Guardian Council vets the candidates for qualifications.
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