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Presidential elections in Iran slated for June 17, 2005

Tehran, Jan 1, IRNA -- Guardian Council (GC) spokesman Gholam Hossein Elham said here Saturday that the GC has agreed with the coming presidential elections to be held on June 17, 2005.

Making the remarks in his weekly press briefing, he said the council has also agreed with simultaneous holding of parliamentary bi-elections on the same date.

Referring to the recent demise of the representative of Ilam constituency in parliament, the spokesman said people in Ilam too will go to ballot boxes to select their new representative.

According to him, Tehran constituency will choose its 30th representative on June 17 as well.

In answer to a question on confirming or rejecting the qualifications of certain probable nominees in the coming presidential elections, he noted that since nobody has yet registered for the elections, the issue is completely out of the point.

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