The ex-President of Iran refused to participate in the presidential election

Экс-президенту Ирана отказано в участии в президентских выборах

The former President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

The guardian Council of the Islamic revolution refused to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the presidential elections to be held in the country on may 19. This is with reference to Iranian state TV reports “Interfax-Ukraine”.

Ahmadinejad submitted the documents for registration of candidates for the presidency earlier in April, despite the fact that he previously stated that he would not nominate his candidacy to this position, as the leader of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ali Khamenei advised him not to participate in elections.

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For the election of the President of the Islamic Republic admitted six candidates, including current President Hassan Rouhani, said state television.

Election campaign in Iran will be officially launched on April 28, the vote is scheduled for may 19. It is expected that the main competitor of incumbent President Hassan Rouhani or his ally will be a 56-year-old Raisa Ibrahim close to the Supreme leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

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