Qualified Candidates Named in Iran Presidential Election

Tasnim News – The seven final candidates for the post of president in Iran were announced by the Ministry of Interior some three weeks before the election day.

The list of seven figures deemed qualified to run for taking office at the Pasteur Street of Tehran was made public on Tuesday after a qualification process carried out by the Constitutional Council.

The presidential hopefuls include Saeed Jalili, Mohsen Rezaee, Seyed Ebrahim Raeisi, Alireza Zakani, Seyed Amir Hossein Qazizadeh Hashemi, Mohsen Mehralizadeh, and Abdolnasser Hemmati.

The Constitutional Council has been examining the qualifications of more than 590 hopefuls who registered to run for president for the past several days.

Saeed Jalili is a senior diplomat and member of the Expediency Council. He was the head of the Iranian team of negotiators engaged in nuclear talks with Western countries in the 2000s and had once attended the presidential election in 2013.

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