Iran’s Interior Minister urges candidates to obey rules
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jun.1/ Trend F.Eminli
Iranian Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar called on all the candidates to follow the rules in their election campaigns.
Mohammad Najjar also asked the candidates to focus only on presenting their own plans and avoid criticizing their opponents, the IRIB News Agency reported.
Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar told at the meeting of provincial governors that the results of the June 14 votes will be announced at the earliest.
He also said the upcoming presidential and city council elections will be held on the same date as planned.
Mohammad Najjar said over sixty-seven polling stations will be set up nationwide, with 130,000 ballot boxes.
He also said the ministry will give honor to the top ten provinces with the highest voter turnout.
The Iranian minister added that certain inspectors have been charged with monitoring the polling stations on the election day.
Iran will hold the 11th presidential elections on June 14, 2013. The voters will choose 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 the national elections. The Guardian Council has vetted the candidates for qualifications.