Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei expressed some expectations and requirements for the presidential candidates in referring to the issue of the 2021 presidential election in a televised speech on the occasion of the 32nd anniversary of Imam Khomeini’s demise. These expectations and requirements have been reviewed in this infographic.
In addressing the Iranian nation in his annual speech on the first day of the Persian New Year this year, 1400 AH (March 2021), the Leader of the Islamic Revolution of Iran enumerated eight characteristics necessary in the country’s new president who is to be chosen in the upcoming elections. Emphasizing the importance of the enthusiastic participation of the people in the elections on June 18, 2021, Imam Khamenei stated that the solution to the serious problems of the country lies in making a good choice.
The Iranian Constitution has granted the Constitutional Council the authority to interpret the Constitution, supervise elections (approval or disapproval of candidates seeking to run in local, parliamentary, presidential, and Assembly of Experts elections) and vet legislation passed by the country's Parliament.
The Constitutional Council is comprised of twelve members: Six Faqihs and six jurists. The Faqihs (Islamic jurists) are appointed by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, and the jurists are nominated by the head of the Judiciary and elected by Parliament.
The Constitutional Council is one of the most important and powerful bodies within the Islamic Republic of Iran’s fabric of governance. It is comprised of twelve members: Six Faqihs and six jurists. The Faqihs (Islamic jurists) are appointed by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, and the jurists are nominated by the head of the Judiciary Branch and elected by Parliament. According to Article 91 of the Constitution, the members are elected to serve for a period of six years.