May 26, 2024, 12:18 AM

Iranian top officials call for laying ground for elections

Iranian top officials call for laying ground for elections

TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) – The heads of the three branches of the Iranian government convened for their regular Saturday meeting, calling for preparations for the upcoming presidential elections after the tragic loss of President Ebrahim Raeisi.

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 on Saturday hosted by Mokhber during which they discussed the upcoming elections which is set to be held on June 28.

The three top officials called for intensified co-oardinated efforts on the part of the Ministry of Interior that is in charge of holding the elections, and the Guardian Council which checks the qualifications of the candidates according to the Constitution. The interior minister Ahmad Vahidi was also present in the meeting chaired by the interim president.

In today's meeting, the need for intensified efforts on the part of provincial governors, governors, mayors, and other relevant official all over the country to prepare the ground for the votes was emphasized and it was decided that the Ministry of Interior should take the necessary measures in that regard for the turnout of as many people as possible to the ballot boxes.

The necessity of protecting the country's social capital and preventing the creation of a destructive atmosphere during the election campaigns were among the other topics discussed in the today's meeting. Meanwhile, the participation of all people and social, political, cultural and artistic authorities in creating an election atmosphere, especially before the official start of the election campaigns, were also emphasized.

It was also decided to take the necessary decisions regarding electronic voting in coordination with the Guardian Council and the Ministry of Interior.


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