2021-June-19 17:16
Politics
2021-May-28  15:22

Over 1.3mln Iranians to Vote for Fist Time

TEHRAN (FNA)- Spokesman for the Election Office of Iran’s Interior Ministry Seyed Ismayeel Mousavi said that more than 1.3 million young people will have the right to vote for the first time in the upcoming presidential election.

“In the upcoming presidential election, more than 1.3 million people will cast their votes for the first time,” Mousavi said on Friday.

“It is expected that the 2021 election will be more attractive with the participation of the young generation who are going to vote fervently for the first time,” he added.

The Iranian interior ministry on Tuesday declared the names of 7 hopefuls qualified by the vetting body, the Guardian Council, to run in the presidential race on June 18.

The 7 approved candidates include Iran’s Judiciary Chief Seyed Ebrahim Rayeesi, Secretary of Iran's Expediency Council and former IRGC commander Mohsen Rezayee, Iranian reformist politician and former Governor of Isfahan Province Mohsen Mehr Alizadeh, former secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran Saeed Jalili, Member of the Parliament and Head of the Parliament's Research Center Alireza Zakani, Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Abdolnasser Hemmati and Parliament’s Vice-Speaker Seyed Amir Hossein Qazizadeh Hashemi.