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Iran approves six candidates for presidential race

June 10, 2024 - Iran’s Guardian Council has approved six candidates to run for the snap presidential election on June 28 after the death of President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash.

On the list are Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, Iran’s hardline parliament speaker and former Revolutionary Guards commander, Saeed Jalili, a conservative, who was former chief nuclear negotiator and ran supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s office for four years and Tehran’s conservative mayor Alireza Zakani, according to State TV.

The list, announced on state TV by the Election Office spokesperson, also includes Masoud Pezeshkian, a reformist lawmaker, Mostafa Pourmohammadi, a hardliner and a former interior minister, and Amir-Hossein Ghazizadeh Hashemi a conservative politician, Reuters said.

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PUBLISHED: 10/06/2024; STORY: Graphic News
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