Azerbaijan, Baku, June 5 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/
Some 1700 candidates were approved to participate in Iran's city and village council elections, Fars news agency reported.
According to the head of Tehran province's city council election board, Vahid Ahmadi Shahraki, the list of candidates has already been submitted to the country's Interior Ministry.
Shahraki also said that the son of former Iranian president Hashemi Rafsanjani, Mohsen Hashemi was not approved for the elections.
It should be reminded that the city and village council elections in Iran would be held on the same day as the presidential elections, on June 14, 2003.
Iran's Interior ministry said several days ago that the upcoming presidential and city and rural council elections will be held on the scheduled date as planned.
Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar told a meeting of provincial governors on June 1 that the results of the June 14 votes will be announced at the earliest.
The Iranian minister added that certain inspectors have been charged with monitoring the over 67,000 polling stations set up nationwide for the elections.