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Iran to Elect President on June 28

Iran to Elect President on June 28
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By Staff, Agencies

Iranians will elect a new president in a nationwide election on June 28 after the passing away of President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash.

A helicopter carrying President Raisi and his entourage crashed in northwestern mountainous forests on May 19.

The tragic accident killed the president and seven others, including Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian.

According to the Constitution, First Vice President Mohammad Mokhber took the helm as the head of the Executive Branch at the discretion of Leader of the Islamic Revolution His Eminence Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei.

Afterwards, a council consisting of the Parliament speaker, the Judiciary chief, and the first vice president was formed to decide for the election of a new president within 50 days, in accordance with the Constitution.

The council held a meeting on Monday, also attended by the presidential deputy for legal affairs, the vice chairman of the Constitutional Council, and the interior minister’s deputy for political affairs.

The council decided that the presidential election should be held on Friday, June 28, after the initial approval of the Constitutional Council. It also set a timetable for the formation of electoral executive delegations, the registration of applicants, and the election campaign processes.