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Publish Date: 21 May 2024

Iran presidential elections set for June 28

Iranians will elect a new president in a nationwide election on June 28 after the passing away of President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash.

Iran presidential elections set for June 28

A helicopter carrying President Raisi and his entourage crashed in northwestern mountainous forests on May 19.

The tragic accident killed the president and seven others, including Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian.

According to the Constitution, First Vice President Mohammad Mokhber took the helm as the head of the Executive Branch at the discretion of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.

Afterwards, a council consisting of the Parliament speaker, the Judiciary chief, and the first vice president was formed to make arrangements for the election of a new president within 50 days, in accordance with the Constitution.

The council held a meeting on Monday, also attended by the presidential deputy for legal affairs, the vice chairman of the Constitutional Council, and the interior minister’s deputy for political affairs.

The council decided that the presidential election should be held on Friday, June 28, after the initial approval of the Constitutional Council. It also set a timetable for the formation of electoral executive delegations, the registration of applicants, and the election campaign processes, according to Tasnim. 

The applicants can sign up for candidacy from May 30 to June 3, while the election campaign period is set for June 12-27.

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