Iran presidential candidates tour country

Iranian presidential candidates are touring the country to attract more voters in the upcoming election.

The candidates have been visiting people in different cities across the country as part of their campaigns.

The campaigns include speeches, conversations with individuals, and visits to universities, colleges, and mosques.

Nearly one million people will be in charge of holding the presidential, and the city and village council elections throughout Iran on June 14.

The city and village Islamic councils are local establishments that are elected by public vote in all cities and villages across the country. Council members in each city or village are elected for a four-year term.

The president of Iran is elected for a four-year term in a national election, and the Guardian Council vets the candidates.

The eight political figures approved by the Guardian Council are MP Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel, former Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Velayati, Supreme National Security Council Secretary Saeed Jalili, Expediency Council Secretary Mohsen Rezaei, Hassan Rohani, the director of the Strategic Research Center of the Expediency Council, former First Vice President Mohammad-Reza Aref, Tehran Mayor Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf, and former Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Gharazi. The eight candidates were approved after a 10-day vetting process.

Nearly 50.5 million Iranians are eligible to vote in the upcoming presidential election.

By Press TV


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