Code: 80456854 (0) | Date: 15/12/2012 | Time: 14:28|
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Minister: Registration of candidates for next presidential elections to start May 6, 2013

Tehran, Dec 15, IRNA – Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar said registration of candidates for the next presidential elections will start on May 6, 2013.

He told reporters on Saturday that the hopefuls will have five days to register with the Interior Ministry’s elections headquarters for the 11th presidential elections.



According to the minister, the fourth round of city council elections will also be held simultaneous with the presidential elections on Friday, June 13, 2013.



Mohammad Najjar further noted that those interested in running for City Council elections will have to register as of April 20, 2013 for seven days.



Simultaneously, he added, by-elections for the 9th Majlis will be held in Damavand and Firouzkouh in Tehran province, Ilam in Ilam province, Toyserkan in Hamedan province and Tonekabon in Mazandaran province.



The minister noted that by-elections for the Assembly of Experts will be held in two provinces of West Azarbaijan and Kohgilouyeh and Boyerahmad.



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What Iran achieved through recent contracts with European companies?

What Iran achieved through recent contracts with European companies?

Tehran, Feb 11, IRNA - Trade and working agreements that were signed between Iran and a host of European companies during a recent European tour of Italy and France by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani have important strategic achievements, which have been missed in most media analyses. Some critics, who have described such contracts as a form of “giving concession” to the West, are not fully aware of their strategic value. Therefore, the following three important points need to be made public with regard to functions of these contracts.