Mostafa Muhammad Najjar, Iran’s Interior Minister, ordered the start of registration via video conference, with Iranian and foreign journalists witnessing the process. Candidates in Iran should register beforehand. Registration process started today and will last 5 days. There’s a high possibility of extending the time limit. After registrations, it is common that candidates talk about the common issues surrounding each of them.
Sadiq Vaezadeh: Today we’re not in good state, even though I don’t suggest going back to where we were. Several officials and professors recommended my candidacy. An independent candidate who doesn’t belong to a specific party is vital for our country which is going through tense days.
Bagheri Lankarani, Candidate of Jebheye Paydari.
Bagheri Lankarani: My candidacy shows that being well connected and being dependent on the wealthy will be of no use and only innovation and hard work, will pay off. I hope that 11th administration will be a symbol for advancement and innovation.
Despite his claims of him not being influenced by the wealthy, he was accompanied by Mahsouli, one of the wealthiest officials in the Islamic Republic.
Hassan Rohani, one of leading reformists candidates waving hands to journalists.
Hassan Rohani: I’ve very motivated for candidacy. You should ask Hashemi Whether he will support me or not. I’m not aware of Hashemi’s candidacy in the last days of the registration. My fans have chosen “Purple” as the color for the election campaign.
Mostafa Kavakebian fans have also chosen “Green”.This color was used by Reformists in the 2009 election.
Mostafa Kavakebian copied the Mir Hossein Mousavi’s green color as his fans’ symbol.
In Iran Presidential elections, every individual can register for candidacy, even they don’t belong to a political party. This will result in non-political people to register to become famous. However, the Guardian Council will disqualify them later.
However, the Guardian Council will disqualify them later.