Iran holds first presidential vote since 2009 protests: Timeline

An Image showing people casting their votes during Iran’s 10th presidential election, June 2009

Iranians go to the polls to elect a new president in June. It’s the first vote since 2009 when allegations of fraud erupted into street protests. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is barred from seeking a third consecutive term.

Below are the key dates of the election period, according to Iran’s Interior Ministry.

May 7
Start of the five-day registration period for candidates
May 12

The Guardian Council, a 12-member body which includes six clerics appointed by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, starts screening candidates based on their qualifications and loyalty to the Islamic Republic’s tenets

May 22

Iran’s Interior Ministry announces the list of approved candidates

May 24
Candidates can start official campaigns
June 12
Campaigns end
June 14
Iranians go to the polls to elect a new president

By Bloomberg

 

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