Iran: Regime opens candidate registration for snap presidential vote after Raisi’s death

Source: France 24 [French state media]

“Iran on Thursday began the formal registration of presidential candidates ahead of a snap vote next month to replace the late Ebrahim Raisi who died in a helicopter crash. ‘Candidate registration for the 14th presidential elections began at 8 am (0430 GMT)… at the interior ministry,’ the official IRNA news agency said. Presidential hopefuls will have five days to register, IRNA added. The elections were originally slated for 2025 but were brought forward following Raisi’s unexpected death on May 19. Raisi and seven members of his entourage, including foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, were killed when their aircraft came down on a fog-shrouded mountainside in northern Iran.” (05/30/24)