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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