Election of next supreme leader on horizon for Iran?
Iran, Tehran, Nov. 19
By Temkin Jafarov - Trend:
Iranian Moderation and Development Party has urged Hassan Khomeini, a grandson of Iran Islamic Republic's founder Ruhollah Mousavi Khomeini, to run for membership in the Assembly of Experts, which appoints supreme leader and supervises his activities.
ISNA reported that the party's members met Hassan Khomeini on Nov. 19 in Tehran.
During the meeting the party's executive director and member of its central council, Morteza Bank said Hassan Khomeini's candidacy to the membership in the Assembly of Experts is a wish of all those loyal to the system of Islamic Republic, and especially the party.
Hassan Khomeini is known in Iran for his proximity to reformists, especially to the former president, Mohammad Khatami.
Election of members of the Assembly of Experts will be held Feb. 26, 2016, on the same day with parliamentary election.
The Assembly, according to Iran's Constitution, is charged with appointing the new supreme leader, in case if the one holding the office dies, is dismissed or unable to execute his authorities.
Currently the post of the supreme leader is held by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.