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More than 100 register on 1st day as presidential candidates

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, April 11, IRNA -- Up to 100 people put their names at the Interior Ministry on the first day of registration on Tuesday for the upcoming presidential elections.

Started at 8:00 am local time, today's registration process for Iran's presidential elections concluded on 6:00 pm at the Interior Ministry headquarters in the Iranian capital.

Head of the Islamic Coalition Party's Central Council Mostafa Mirsalim was the only prominent political figure, who registered his name on Tuesday morning to run for the next presidential election.

The registration process will end on April 15 and the Guardian Council will start vetting the candidates on April 16.

The final list of the candidates eligible to run for Iran's twelfth round of presidential elections is expected to be announced by the Interior Ministry on April 26–27.

Election campaigns will officially begin on April 28 and end on May 17.

The 5th city and village councils as well as the parliamentary run-off for some constituencies will also be held on May 19.

Incumbent President Hassan Rouhani and Hojjatoleslam Ibrahim Raeisi, the custodian of Imam Reza holy shrine are two high-profile politicians expected to register their name for the upcoming presidential elections.

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