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Iran: Candidates register for Iran's upcomming presidential elections02:36

Iran: Candidates register for Iran's upcomming presidential elections

Iran, Islamic Republic of, Tehran
April 11, 2017 at 16:00 GMT -00:00 · Published

Presidential applicants registered at the Interior Ministry of Tehran, Tuesday, ahead of the Islamic Republic’s elections on May 19.

Among those registering were Mostafa Mir-Salim, the candidate of the Islamic Coalition Party (ICP) and Former member of Iranian parliament Tehran Ghasem Sholeh-Saadi.

Mir-Salim addressed the dozens of journalists who had gathered for the event, stating "I've come to get it right. Three million young people aren't able to access the market and serve the people of their country because of the worsening opportunities."

Another presidential candidate Sholeh Haj Mir Fatah Tabrizi, spoke on her hopes to became Iran's first ever female president, adding that she wanted "to show Trump how powerful the women of Iran are."

Upon the completion of the registration process, which will end in five days, Iran’s Guardian council will vet the applicants after which the final list of candidates will be released. Successful candidates will then have 20 days for their electoral campaign.

The number of eligible voters in May’s election is estimated to be around 1.5 million higher than the 50.5 million that qualified four years ago.

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Presidential applicants registered at the Interior Ministry of Tehran, Tuesday, ahead of the Islamic Republic’s elections on May 19.

Among those registering were Mostafa Mir-Salim, the candidate of the Islamic Coalition Party (ICP) and Former member of Iranian parliament Tehran Ghasem Sholeh-Saadi.

Mir-Salim addressed the dozens of journalists who had gathered for the event, stating "I've come to get it right. Three million young people aren't able to access the market and serve the people of their country because of the worsening opportunities."

Another presidential candidate Sholeh Haj Mir Fatah Tabrizi, spoke on her hopes to became Iran's first ever female president, adding that she wanted "to show Trump how powerful the women of Iran are."

Upon the completion of the registration process, which will end in five days, Iran’s Guardian council will vet the applicants after which the final list of candidates will be released. Successful candidates will then have 20 days for their electoral campaign.

The number of eligible voters in May’s election is estimated to be around 1.5 million higher than the 50.5 million that qualified four years ago.

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