Iranian Vice President Ishaq Jahangizi presented his candidacy papers hours before the closing of the candidacy on Saturday.
Observers believe that reformist Jahangiri, 60, is part of a plan prepared by the reformist Front to secure an alternative if Rowhani is excluded by the Guardian Council, which checks candidates’ names, while others believe he may be trying to polish his image before running for office. In 2021. Following his candidacy, Jahangiri said: “Rohani and I are side by side.”
The last day of the candidacy bore many surprises for the reformist front, where Rafsanjani’s brother Mohammad Hashemi and Rouhani’s deputy were nominated and Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, Tehran’s mayor, was re-elected at the last minute.
Ruhani’s rival, the main hardline cleric and judge Ibrahim Hashemi, submitted his candidacy on Friday. Altogether, there were 1,636 people, including 137 women.
Saturday, April 15, 2017, the deadline for registration of nominations for the Iranian presidential election, and the number of registered more than 1600 people