On Thursday Iran began the formal registration of presidential candidates to replace the late Ebrahim Raisi.

DAILY POST recalls that Raisi and seven members of his entourage, including foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian died in a helicopter crash in northern Iran.

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has since assigned vice president Mohammad Mokhber as acting president in accordance with the constitution.

The election was originally slated for 2025 but was brought forward to June 2024 following Raisi’s unexpected death on May 19.

Aspiring Presidential candidates have been given five days to register.

It was reported that about 30 people came forward to submit applications for candidacy, but none of them met the basic conditions for qualification.

According to Iran’s electoral law, Candidates must be between the ages of 40 and 75 and have at least a master’s degree.

A final list of candidates will be announced on June 11 by the Guardian Council, a 12-member body of jurists whose members are either appointed or approved by the supreme leader.



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