Election FAQ

Elections in Iran: June 14 Presidential Elections


Iran is holding its presidential election on June 14, 2013. Citizens will cast their ballots for one of eight approved presidential candidates, as well as local council leaders. Presidential candidates – which include a former Parliament speaker, diplomats, ministers, a nuclear negotiator and a military commander – were approved by the 12-member Guardian Council from a list of 686 hopefuls.

Elections in Iran: June 14 Presidential Elections, IFES' frequently asked questions (FAQs), sheds light on Iran's electoral system, who is running and the voting process. Questions answered include:

  • What bodies have legal and political authority in Iran?
  • Who registered to compete for the elections?
  • What are the rules for campaigning?

Download IFES' FAQs on Elections in Iran: June 14 Presidential Elections.

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