facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Iranian presidential field growing

March 25, 2013 at 9:27 AM   |   Comments

1 of 2
| License Photo
TEHRAN, March 25 (UPI) -- Deputy speaker of the Iranian Parliament Mohammad Hassan Aboutorabi-Fard announced he's running for president in June's elections.

Aboutorabi-Fard said he was entering the race as the deadline for registration approaches, the semiofficial Fars News Agency reports. Candidates can register during a three-day period starting May 7.

Iran is to have presidential elections in June. Incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is ineligible to run because of term limits.

Candidates for the election include; Former Iranian Minister of Housing and Urban Development Mohammad Saeedikia, Second Vice Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Mohammad Reza Bahonar, head of Iran's General Inspectorate Organization Mostafa Pourmohammadi and former Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Train hits SUV in southern Illinois, 3 dead Train hits SUV in southern Illinois, 3 dead
2
Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano erupts Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano erupts
3
Britain to pay off some World War I debt Britain to pay off some World War I debt
4
Ex-Navy SEAL probed over bin Laden revelations Ex-Navy SEAL probed over bin Laden revelations
5
Interstate 270 drivers scramble after bag of cash falls off truck Interstate 270 drivers scramble after bag of cash falls off truck
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback