Tehran’s governor general: No restriction and crack down during presidential election campaigns
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 10/ Trend F.Eminli /
There will be no restriction and crack down during the presidential election campaigns, ISNA quoted Tehran governor general Morteza Tamaddon as saying.
"Thanks God, all affairs have progressed well. The candidates and their fans should be vigilant and manage their campaigns," Tamaddon added.
Some 5,882 balloting stations will be set up across Tehran province and around 200,000 persons will work to hold the elections, he said.
In March, Tehran's governor Isa Farhadi said that Iran will be using both police and Basij (civil) forces to keep security tight at the upcoming presidential elections in the country.
He said that there is some "uncertainty" regarding the upcoming elections, and measures are being undertaken to make sure the top security is provided.
"99 Basij battalions and 15,000 members of the police in Iran will be providing security at the upcoming elections," Farhadi said. "Moreover, there will be two police brigades staying on alert in case of emergency situation."
Farhadi said Basij and the police will be providing security in the Tehran province alone.
The presidential election will be held on June 14, 2013.
The voters will elect 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.