Iran: Registration for 13th Presidential election starts in Iran
Iran: Registration for 13th Presidential election starts in Iran

Registration of hopefuls for Iran’s thirteenth presidential election started in Interior Ministry Tuesday morning. Several candidates have already officially announced their presidential bids, while others have only signaled that they would be seeking to run.

The registration will go on until May 15. After registration, the Guardian Council (GCC) has five days to review their qualifications, and according to laws, in cases of necessity, the law states that Guardian Council can add another five days. The GCC will assess the qualification of the applicants and release the names of the qualified candidates on May 27. Recently, the GCC updated the requirements for individuals planning to register as candidates.  The nominees will have 20 days to campaign before election day on June 18.

A presidential candidate should be an Iranian national; prudent and capable of taking on leadership duties; and believe in the Islamic Republic's principles and official religion, according to the Constitution.

"All nominees must be between 40 and 70 years of age, hold at least a master's degree or its equivalent, have at least four years' experience in managerial posts, and have no criminal record," Hadi Tahan Nazif, a GCC jurist member, was quoted as saying.

The report said the top military commanders of major general and higher positions are also allowed to run for President. Under the Constitution, incumbent President Hassan Rouhani is ineligible to run for re-election as he was limited to two terms or 8 years in office.

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