Arrangements Made for Fair Presidential Election in Iran

Arrangements Made for Fair Presidential Election in Iran

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Top Iranian officials coordinated plans to make sure that the prospective candidates running for president are treated equally and can compete in a fair and healthy atmosphere.

Acting president Mohammad Mokhber, Speaker of the Parliament Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, Judiciary Chief Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejei, and a number of other officials held a meeting in Tehran on Tuesday to discuss the implementation of the provisions of Article 131 of the Constitution and make the necessary decisions to hold presidential elections within 50 days after the loss of President Ebrahim Raisi, who died in a helicopter crash on May 19.

The vice president for legal affairs presented a report on the implementation of the measures taken in the previous meetings by the Ministry of Interior and the Constitutional Council as the executive and supervisor of the elections.

Elsewhere in the meeting, the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) outlined plans to create a suitable and fair platform to allow the presidential candidates to explain their programs.

Mokhber, for his part, stressed the need for the equal treatment of all candidates in all stages of the election process, calling for efforts to facilitate the registration of the candidates who meet the eligibility criteria announced by the Constitutional Council.

A helicopter carrying President Raisi and his entourage crashed in northwestern mountainous forests on May 19, killing the president, Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, and six others.

According to the Constitution, First Vice President Mohammad Mokhber has taken the helm as the acting president at the discretion of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.

The Elections Headquarters of Iran has set a timetable for the formation of electoral executive delegations, the registration of applicants, and the election campaign processes.

The election campaign period is set for June 12-26, while the nationwide presidential election will be held on Friday, June 28.

The new administration, the 14th one after the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, will assume power in late June or early July and hold office for four years.

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