Former housing minister puts name up for Iran’s presidency

Iran’s former Minister of Housing and Urban Development Mohammad Saeedi Kia has officially announced his candidacy for the country’s upcoming presidential election.

Saeedi Kia has announced “Peace, National Unity and Global Cooperation” as his electoral slogan, Fars news agency reported on Monday.

The former Iranian minister is scheduled to hold a press conference on February 7 in this regard.

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 Pourmohammadi, 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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