Tehran Mayor registers for presidential elections in Iran
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 11 / Trend T. Jafarov /
Mayor of Tehran Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, one of the members of the Triple Alliance, was registered for the presidential elections, ILNA agency reported on Saturday.
According to the report, Ghalibaf was the commander of the Air Forces of the Guardians of the Revolution and the Iranian police. In 2005, he put forward his candidacy for the presidential elections, but polled few vote. After that, the City Council of Tehran elected him the mayor of the capital of Iran.
A few months ago Ali Akbar Velayati (Supreme Leader's Advisor for International Affairs), Gulamali Haddad Adil (former speaker of the Iranian parliament) and the mayor of Tehran, Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, who are representatives of the ruling conservative camp in Iran, created a triple alliance to contest the presidential election.
On the eve another member of the Triple Alliance, a former chairman of the Iranian parliament Gulamali Haddad Adil also registered for the elections. While creating the Triple Alliance a few months ago, its members declared that they would support a single candidate in the upcoming presidential election. However, two days ago, all the three members of the Triple Alliance declared that they will run for the President's position. Based on survey results, other members of the union are going to withdraw their candidacy in favor of the candidate with a highest chance.
The official registration of candidates for the presidential elections started on May 7. The registration deadline is May 11.
366 people including 12 women registered for the elections.
The 11th presidential elections in Iran are scheduled to be held on June 14 this year.
The President in Iran is elected for a four-year term.