Ebrahim Raisi death: Iran presidential polls scheduled on June 28

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President Ebrahim Raisi

Iran has scheduled its 14th presidential election for June 28, according to international media reports.

The decision was made during a meeting attended by Iran’s First Vice-President Mohammad Mokhber, Judiciary Chief Gholamhossein Mohseni-Ejei, Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, Vice-President for Legal Affairs Mohammad Dehqan, and representatives from the Iranian Constitutional Council and Interior Ministry.

This follows the tragic confirmation of the deaths of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, among others, in a helicopter crash on Sunday near Varzaqan County, approximately 670 km from Tehran.

Article 131 of Iran’s Constitution mandates that the First Vice-President assumes presidential duties if the President is unable to serve. The interim President must organise a new presidential election within 50 days, as reported by Xinhua news agency.

During the meeting, officials outlined the election schedule, which includes the formation of executive delegations, candidate registration, and the launch of electoral campaigns, as reported by IRNA. Candidate registration will take place from May 30 to June 3, and electoral campaigns will run from June 12 to 27.

The Constitutional Council has given initial approval to this schedule, according to IRNA.

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