Former interior minister declares bid for Iran’s presidency

Head of the State Inspectorate Organization of Iran Hojjatoleslam Mostafa Pourmohammadi has officially announced his candidacy for the country’s forthcoming presidential election.

The former interior minister said he would announce his slogan and plans for the electoral campaign during a press conference in the near future, Fars News reported on Sunday.

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, senior member of Iran’s 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.

The president of Iran is elected for a four-year term in a national election. The country’s Guardian Council vets the candidates for qualifications.

By Press TV


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