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Iran names Central Supervisory Board for 2013 presidential elections

03 December 2012 [17:58] - TODAY.AZ
The members of Central Supervisory Board which will be monitoring the upcoming presidential elections in Iran have been announced, ISNA reported.

The chairman of the Guardian Council Ahmad Jannati has sent a letter to the country's Intelligence minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar, which revealed the names of the Central Supervisory Board members, who would be monitoring the upcoming presidential elections in Iran.

Th list includes: Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati (Guardian Council chairman), Ayatollah Mohammad Taghi Mesbah Yazdi (cleric, member of Iran's Assembly of Experts), Mohammad Alizadeh (vice chairman of Judiciary Council, Guardian Council's jurist), Abbas Ali Kadkhodaei (Guardian Council's spokesman), Mohsen Esmaelli (jurist), Hojjatoleslam Syed Ibrahim Raisi (first Judiciary deputy, member of Assembly of experts), Mohammad Reza Mirshams (Guardian Council's jurist).

Last month, Iran publicized the registration date for candidates at the upcoming elections.

According to the director of Elections Department of Iran's Interior Ministry, Hassan Ali Nouri, he registration of the candidates will begin on Persian date Farvardin 92 (starts on March 21).

On Sunday the Majlis approved general outlines of a bill to modify the national elections law.

According to the bill, nominees for the presidential post should be 45-75 years of age and are required to have a master's degree. Moreover, the nominees should be authorized by 100 distinguished political figures.

The election schedule would include several stages, such as regionstration of the candidates, their approval by the Guardian Council, the promotion of the candidates, and the elections.

The next presidential elections in Iran will take place on June 14, 2013. The voters will elect the seventh President, successor of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

In order to be admitted to the elections race, the candidate must first be approved by 25 experts that he is a religious person, and also by 100 parliament members, who would be able to confirm that he is who he is on the political stage.


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