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News number: 9107169070

18:13 | 2013-05-11

Politics

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Rafsanjani, Mashayee Join Presidential Race

TEHRAN (FNA)- Former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and President Ahmadinejad's Aide Esfandyar Rahim Mashayee registered their names as candidates for the June 14 presidential election on Saturday.



Rafsanjani and Mashayee both arrived at the Interior Ministry's election headquarters minutes ago and registered their name for the upcoming election.

The registration continues until 6pm today and vetting the qualification of the candidates by the Guardian Council will start from May 12.

After the Guardian Council vets candidates' qualification, election campaigns start and will continue until 24 hours before the voting kicks off on June 14.

The president of Iran is elected for a four-year term in a national election.