Iran's Guardian Council qualifies 8 candidates, disqualifies Mashaei, Rafsanjani: Report
Source: Mehr News Agency, Tehran
The Guardian Council has qualified 8 candidates for presidential elections, Mashaei and Hashemi disqualified. Informed sources communicated the list of qualified candidates to Mehr News.
The same sources had that the following 8 candidates have been qualified for presidential nomination:
1. Saeed Jalili;
2. Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf;
3. Gholamali Haddad Adel;
4. Ali Akbar Velayati;
5. Hassan Ruhani;
6. Mohammad Gharazi;
7. Mohsen Rezaei; and
8. Mohammad Reza Aref.
The Guardian Council will announce the official list on Wednesday.
- An Iranian opposition website reports that Tehran "has put on a military face" as the Guardian Council is set to announce today the presidential candidates that have been approved to run in the election. 5/21/13
- Recent comments by members Iran's Guardians Council, the hard-line oversight body that vets all election candidates, have raised doubt that former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani will be allowed to run in the June 14 presidential elections. -Golnaz Esfandiari, RFE 5/21/13
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