First Female Candidate Registers for Iran's Upcoming Presidential Election, Report Says

© AP Photo / Vahid SalemiFirst Female Candidate For Iranian Presidency Zohreh Elahian
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TEHRAN (Sputnik) - Zohreh Elahian has become the first woman to be able to register for the upcoming snap presidential election scheduled in Iran following the death of President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash, Iranian news agency Mehr reported on Saturday.
"My government's motto is a healthy government, a healthy economy and a healthy society," Elahian was quoted as saying by the news agency following registration.
A number of prominent Iranian politicians also joined the campaign, including former parliament chairman Ali Larijani and Central Bank Governor Abdul Nasser Hemmati, among others, the report read.
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Under article 131 of Iran's constitution, a presidential election must be held within 50 days of the declaration of the death or incapacity of the president and the transfer of duties to the first vice president. This position is currently held by Mohammad Mokhber.
Under the approved electoral calendar, the registration of candidates will take place from May 30 to June 3, and eligibility checks will be conducted from June 4 to 10. The final list of candidates will be announced on June 11, Mehr reported.
Campaigning will be allowed for two weeks, from June 12 to June 26. A "day of silence" will be declared one day before the elections, during which campaigning is prohibited. The presidential election will take place on June 28. The second round, if necessary, will be held on July 5.