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.
Start of the five-day registration period for candidates
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
Iran’s Interior Ministry announces the list of approved candidates
Candidates can start official campaigns
Iranians go to the polls to elect a new president
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