Interior Ministry reveals exact date of 2013 presidential elections in Iran
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 7 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/
The Public Relations Department of Iran's Interior Ministry has revealed the exact date of country's presidential elections in the country, IRNA reported.
According to the first officially released report of the Ministry, the presidential elections in Iran will be hosted on Khordad 24 (June 14), 2013.
The voters will elect the seventh President, successor of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The President of Iran is the highest official elected by direct popular vote, but does not control foreign policy or the armed forces.
Candidates have to be vetted by the Guardian Council, a twelve member body consisting of six clerics (selected by Iran's Supreme Leader) and six lawyers (proposed by the head of Iran's judicial system and voted in by the Parliament).
Iran's tenth presidential election was held on 12 June 2009,with incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad running against three challengers.
As the Interior Ministry's report says, on the same day, along with presidential elections, midterm elections (four electorates) to the country's parliament will be hosted as well.
Country's municipal elections will be held all over the country on the same day as well, the report said.