Over 1,300 register to run for Tehran’s City Council

Tasnim – Head of the Iranian Interior Ministry’s Election Headquarters Mohammad Hossein Moqimi announced that more than 1,300 individuals have registered so far to compete for a seat in Tehran’s City Council during the country’s 5th City and Village Councils elections.

Speaking to reporters here in Tehran on Saturday, Moqimi said the Interior Ministry started the registration of nominees for the elections on March 20 and will continue the process until the end of office hours tomorrow.

He said that by last night, 1,321 individuals registered for the elections in the capital.

Recently, Qassem Mirzaee Nekou, member of a monitoring team overseeing the polls, had told Tasnim that 11,000 machines will be used for the upcoming City and Village Councils elections, and 600 more electronic ballot boxes will be kept in reserve.

The City and Village Councils elections are scheduled to be held simultaneously with the presidential vote on May 19.

Members of the councils across Iran are elected by public vote for a 4-year term.

According to article 7 of the Iranian Constitution, the local councils, together with the parliament, are “decision-making and administrative organs of the State”.