Iranian presidential hopeful: Conservatives to select one candidate for upcoming elections
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 21 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/
Conservatives in Iran will select one candidate, and support him at the upcoming presidential elections in the country, Presidential hopeful, top advisor to Iran's Supreme Leader, Ali Akbar Velayati said, IRIB News reported.
Answering a question, whether presidential hopeful, Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf will step back in favor of Saeed Jalili, Velayati declined to answer.
He said that he doesn't know who will be representing the Conservatives in the end, however underscored that it will be one candidate.
Velayati, along with Qalibaf and Gholam Ali Haddad-Adel are all members of the Principlist Coalition of Three that participate at the presidential elections in Iran.
Iran's Interior Ministry will announce the names of final candidates for the upcoming presidential election on Wednesday, May 22.
Candidates can officially begin their electoral campaigns as of May 24 for a period of 20 days, one day ahead of the presidential and city council elections.
Iran's presidential election will be held on June 14. 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.