Ahmadinejad's former deputy submitted registration for presidential elections
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 7 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/
Iranian current president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's former deputy on science related issues, Sadeq Vaez Zadeh this morning has submitted his registration for the presidential elections, Mehr news agency reported.
Vaez Zadeh became the first person who submitted the registration to the electoral headquarters.
Vaez Zadeh is a professor at the Tehran University's Electrical Power Engineering Department. He is also an active member of Iran's Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution and Expediency Council.
Official registration of candidates for Iran's upcoming presidential elections will last from 8:00 until 18:00 (local time) every day, and will end on May 11. More than 20 politicians from across the political spectrum have already announced their election bid. The majority of them are from the conservative camp.
From May 12-16, Iran's Guardian Council will look into the each candidate, and determine whether a candidate is eligible for participating.
If a candidate, for some reason is not eligible for participating in the elections according to the Guardian Council, then from May 17-21, that candidate will have time to protest the decision.
Iran's Interior Ministry will unveil the names of the candidates which are competitive enough to participate in the elections on May 22-23.
After the candidates have been determined, the pre-election campaigns would begin on May 24, and end on June 12. The elections themselves will be held on June 14, 2013.
The voters will select the successor of the current President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is not able to participate in the elections for the third term according to the country's constitutional laws.
The president of Iran is elected for a four-year term in a national election and the Guardian Council vets the candidates for qualifications.