Final list of presidential candidates released

Tehran, April 21, IRNA - Iran’s Guardian Council approved six candidates to run for the May 19 presidential election.

According to Iran’s Interior Ministry's press release, Mostafa Aqa-Mirsalim, Es'haq Jahangiri, Hassan Rouhani, Ebrahim Raeisi, Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf, and Mostafa Hashemi-Taba are the 6 candidates who have been approved to run for the upcoming election.

The qualified candidates can start their election campaign from now until May 18.

The Guardian Council started the process of screening 1,636 hopefuls registered for the May 19 presidential election on Sunday.

The 12th presidential and the 5th City and Village Councils Elections will be simultaneously held nationwide on May 19.