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Iran Holds First Presidential Vote Since 2009 Protests: Timeline

May 01, 2013

Iranians go to the polls to elect a new president in June. It’s the first vote since 2009 when allegations of fraud erupted into street protests. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is barred from seeking a third consecutive term.

Below are the key dates of the election period, according to Iran’s Interior Ministry.

May 7

Start of the five-day registration period for candidates

May 12

The Guardian Council, a 12-member body which includes six clerics appointed by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, starts screening candidates based on their qualifications and loyalty to the Islamic Republic’s tenets

May 22

Iran’s Interior Ministry announces the list of approved candidates

May 24

Candidates can start official campaigns

June 12

Campaigns end

June 14

Iranians go to the polls to elect a new president

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