News ID: 62
Publish Date: 05 May 2021
Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, the secretary of Iran’s Constitutional Council, which vets candidates for elections, highlighted the importance of the upcoming presidential elections in the country, calling on hopefuls planning to stand for the vote not to give promises that they will not be able to fulfill.

In remarks on Wednesday, Ayatollah Jannati said those who want to run for the election must believe in Islam and the Constitution and respect people’s vote, adding that no one will be allowed to undermine these principles and cast doubt on them.

Ayatollah Jannati said that a high turnout in the upcoming elections will help solidify the foundations of the Islamic establishment, which enjoys people’s full support.   

Noting that polls held in the Islamic Republic of Iran have been among the world’s healthiest elections, the Secretary advised the candidates not to give promises that they will not be able to fulfill during their campaign trails.

The Constitutional Council will only apply the rule of law, the top cleric stressed.  

Iran’s 13th presidential election is slated for June 18, 2021. The sixth local councils’ elections will be held on the same day.

Candidates hoping to run in the next elections are to apply in early April for approval. The final list is to be announced by the Constitutional Council in early June.

The Constitutional Council is a constitutionally mandated 12-member council in Iran that, among other things, is tasked with ensuring the compatibility of the legislation passed by the parliament with the criteria of Islam and the Constitution.

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