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80 people registered for Iran elections, know who will be the President


Iran Presidential Election: Presidential elections are to be held in Iran on June 28. About 80 people have filed nominations in this election. In which along with the radical leaders of Iran, many liberal people have also presented their candidature.

Iran is preparing to elect its new president after the death of Ibrahim Raisi. Presidential elections are to be held in Iran on June 28, after 5 days of registration of candidates on Monday, Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi said that 80 presidential candidates have filed their nominations.

Those filing nominations include liberals, more conservative than reformists and even ultra-conservative candidates, as well as several clerics and four women. To date, no woman has been able to run for president in Iran's elections.

Who is the strongest candidate?

The most famous candidate among these 80 candidates is 67-year-old Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He has been the President of Iran for two consecutive terms from 2005 to 2013. He is known for his provocative remarks about Israel. Apart from this, many other big names are in the race in this election, such as Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, former President Ali Larijani, who is a liberal, and former nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili.

Apart from this, 4 more women candidates have filed their nominations, including MP Zohreh Ilahian. Zohreh has the image of a conservative leader and is a staunch supporter of hijab and Sharia law.

Will 80 candidates contest the elections?

After the registration of candidates in Iran, the Guardian Council of Iran approves them to contest the elections. This council is directly connected to the Supreme Leader of Iran. Iran's opponents allege that this council does not allow liberals and people disliked by the Supreme Leader to contest the elections. Now it remains to be seen how many of the 80 candidates are approved by the council in this election.

People who oppose Iran's legal system say that the President in Iran is not elected by the votes of the people but by the order of the Supreme Court. If we look at the history of Iran, then since the Islamic Revolution, most of the Presidents have been of the ideology of the Supreme Leader.

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