Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Iran Election 2013: List of announced candidates, to date

Registration of presidential candidates takes place from 7 to 11 May 2013. After the registration step, registered candidates qualified by the Guardian Council will be placed on the ballot.

Persons that have publicly announced their intention to run for president:


Manouchehr Mottaki, Minister of Foreign Affairs (2005–2010)
Mostafa Pourmohammadi, Minister of Interior (2005–2008)
Mohsen Rezaee, Secretary of Expediency Discernment Council (since 1997)
Ruhollah Ahmadzadeh, Head of Cultural Heritage Organization (2011-2012)
Mohammad-Hassan Aboutorabi Fard, Deputy Speaker of the Parliament (2010–2011)
Yahya Ale Eshaq, Minister of Commerce (1993–1997)
Mohammad-Reza Bahonar, Deputy Speaker of the Parliament (since 2011)
Ali Fallahian, Minister of Intelligence (1989–1997) 
Kamran Bagheri Lankarani, Minister of Health (2005–2009)
Alireza Zakani, Member of the Parliament (since 2004) 
Mohammad-Bagher Ghalibaf, Mayor of Tehran (since 2005)


Mohammad-Reza Aref, First Vice President (2001–2005)
Mostafa Kavakebian, Member of the Parliament (2004–2012)
Mohammad Shariatmadari, Minister of Commerce (1997–2005).
Hossein Kamali, Minister of Labor (1988-1997)
Hassan Rouhani, Secretary of Supreme National Security Council (1989–2005)
Akbar A'lami, Member of the Parliament (2000–2008)


Hooshang Amirahmadi, Academic and political analyst 
Mohammed Bagher Kharrazi, Leader of Hezbollah of Iran (since 1990)
Mohammad Saeedikia, Minister of Housing and Urban Development (2005–2009)
Hassan Sobhani, Member of the Parliament (1996–2008)


Gholam-Hossein Elham, Minister of Justice (2006–2009)
Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel, Speaker of the Parliament (2004–2008)
Eshaq Jahangiri, Minister of Mines (1997–2005)[citation needed]
Saeed Jalili, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (since 2007)
Mohammad Khatami, President (1997–2005)
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, President (1989-1997)
Ali Larijani, Speaker of the Parliament (since 2008)
Mohsen Mehralizadeh, Head of the National Sports Organization (2000–2005)
Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, Chief Staff of the President (since 2009)
Mohammad-Reza Rahimi, First Vice President (since 2009)
Mojtaba Samareh Hashemi, Governor of West Azerbaijan (1990–1994)
Ali Akbar Salehi, Minister of Foreign Affairs (since 2010)
Ali Nikzad, Minister of Transportation (since 2011)
Mostafa Mohaghegh Damad, Deputy Minister of Interior (1981–1995)
Bijan Namdar Zangeneh, Minister of Petroleum (1997–2005)
Habibollah Bitaraf, Minister of Energy (1997–2005)
Abdolali Bazargan, Leader of Freedom Movement (since 2011)
Ali Akbar Velayati, Minister of Foreign Affairs (1981–1997)
Mehdi Chamran, Chairman of City Council of Tehran (since 2003)

Source: Wikipedia


Yossarian said...

Wow...I didn't expect so many women to be on the list!

Anonymous said...

Should be retitled as "Iran Selection 2013".

B.M.A said...

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Yossarian said...

B.M.A has got his panties in a bunch again. :(