Iran's Supervisory Council confirms four presidential candidates
Iran's Supervisory Council confirmed candidatures of four people for the presidential position, Mehr agency reported.
The Iranian Supervisory Council has confirmed candidatures of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a former commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Mohsen Rezai, chairman of the National Trust Party Mehdi Karroubi and former Prime Minister of Iran Mir-Hossein Mousavi.
Presidential elections are held every four years in Iran. Presidential candidates may participate in the elections only after approval by the Supervisory Council candidates. A person elected to the presidency gets the status after the approval of the supreme spiritual leader. The President, who comes second after the spiritual leader, supervises the executive staff and determines the external and internal policy.
Presidential elections will be held in Iran on June 12. Official registration of candidates at the Iranian elections commission began on May 5. The Electoral Commission of Iran has completed registration of candidates on May 9.
According to the Iranian Elections Committee, 470 people have been registered to participate in the elections. Some 1,014 people were registered during the presidential elections in Iran in 2005. The Iranian Supervisory Council confirmed the competence of only seven.
The candidates whose nominations were approved can launch agitation campaign on May 22. The agitation campaign must be stopped 24 hours before the election at 8:00 on am June 1, the council reported.