Iran’s former VP to run for president

A former Iranian vice president has declared his presidential bid, joining more than 20 other presidential hopefuls.

Sadeq Vaez-Zadeh, who teaches at University of Tehran, said his decision to run for the presidency was in response to high public demand for change.

He added that his presidential bid is a move to let people have more choices in June 14 election.

Vaez-Zadeh is currently heading the Center for the Islamic-Iranian Model of Progress.

Iran’s 11th presidential election will be held on June 14. Presidential hopefuls can register from May 7 to 11.

The president of Iran is elected for a four-year term in a national election and candidates must be vetted for qualifications by the Guardian Council.

By Press TV


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