Rouhani to run for 2017 presidential election in Iran

IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani has decided to run for the upcoming presidential elections to be held on 19 May 2017, vice president for legal and parliamentary affairs Hossein-Ali Amiri said on Sunday.

The upcoming presidential elections will be the 12th round of presidential elections in Iran.

President Rouhani won the 2013 presidential election and this will be his second term in office if he is reelected as president.

Removal of Iran’s sanctions and improvement of Tehran ties with the world are major achievements made by President Rouhani during his first term in office as president of the Islamic Republic.