May 20, 2024, 10:20 PM

Iran sets June 28 to elect next president

Iran sets June 28 to elect next president

TEHRAN, May 20 (MNA) – Iran announced Monday it will hold presidential elections on June 28, following the martyrdom of President Ebrahim Raeisi and his entourage in a helicopter crash on Sunday.

The heads of the three branches of the Iranian government, Executive, Legislative and Judiciary, including interim president Mohammad Mokhber, parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf and the Judiciary head Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei held a meeting a day after the tragic loss of the President Ebrahim Raeisi and his entourage on Monday evening.

The newly appointed interim president, who replaced martyr Raeisi on Monday chaired the meeting among the top officials.

They decided in the meeting that the elections to elect the next Iranian president will be held on June 28.

The registration of candidates will take place from May 30 to June 3, with the campaign period running from June 12 until the morning of June 27.

According to Iran’s constitution, in the event of the president’s death, “the First Vice President assumes his powers and responsibilities with the approval of the Leader, and a council consisting of the Speaker of the Parliament, the Head of the Judiciary, and the First Vice President is obligated to arrange for a new president to be elected within a maximum period of 50 days.”

Former president Ebrahim Raeisi and several others, including Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, became martyred when their helicopter went down in a foggy, remote area of northwestern Iran on Sunday.


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