Iranian minister discloses details of upcoming presidential elections in country
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 18 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/
Iran's interior minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar has revealed some details of the upcoming presidential and local council elections, IRIB News reported.
"92 polling stations and 70,000 branches will be established for the elections," Najjar said, speaking both about the presidential and local council elections.
The eleventh election of the President of Iran is scheduled to be held on 14 June 2013 to elect the seventh President, successor of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is barred from standing for a third term. The elections will take place on the same day as local council elections.
The minister noted that the overall number of polling branches has increased by 20,000 compared to previous years, adding that nearly a million of people are listed as candidates for the council elections this year.
"On April 15 the registration for the City and Village Councils will begin, while the presidential elections' registration date has been set for May 7," Najjar added.
He also underscored that Iran created a comprehensive system of holding the registration process, and there are no problems.