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Jalili seeks greater global influence for Islam

Saeed Jalili, a chief presidential candidate for Islamic Republic hardliners, told his first campaign meeting that he intends to “spread the influence of Islam in the world. » read more

Basij chief says public accepts Rafsanjani’s disqualification

Basij commander Mohammadreza Naghdi says while the Supreme Leader is free to issue any directive, there is no reason to believe that he will step forward to overturn the Guardian Council’s decision to disqualify certain presidential candidates. » read more

Ahmadinejad’s candidate will challenge disqualification

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke out against the Guardian Council’s disqualification of his chief advisor from the presidential race, saying: “I will pursue the matter until the last moment through the Supreme Leader.” » read more

Rafsanjani won’t challenge ejection from presidential race

The head of Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani’s election headquarters announced that the moderate cleric will not challenge his disqualification by the Guardian Council from running in the presidential race. » read more

Controversial candidates barred from running for president

The Interior Ministry has announced the names of eight people approved by the Guardian Council to run the in the presidential election, and the names of Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani and Esfandiar Rahim Mashai are not included in the list. » read more

Big names missing from early reports of approved candidates

Following a report by the Tasnim News Agency, the Mehr News Agency has also reported that the Guardian Council has approved eight applicants for the presidential race. » read more

Assessment of candidates by opposition leaders claimed false

The families of Iranian opposition leaders under house arrest announced today that statements attributed to their parents in the media is false and that MirHosein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi have not made any assessments of the coming election. » read more

Election officials extend period for candidate review

Iran’s Guardian Council has given itself five extra days to determine the eligibility of presidential hopefuls, saying it will announce the eligible candidates on May 21. » read more

MPs call on council to disqualify candidates

One hundred Iranian MPs have written to the Guardian Council to call for the disqualification of Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani and Esfandiar Rahim Mashai from the presidential race. » read more

Elections body can now ask would-be presidents for plans

Iran’s Guardian Council, the powerful body that determines the eligibility of political candidates, announced that it has approved a policy to require concrete administrative plans from presidential candidates when it is deemed necessary. » read more