Over dozen high-profile figures sign up for Iran presidential race


The number of high-profile figures to have registered for the 12th presidential election in Iran so far has surpassed a dozen, as the registration process for presidential hopefuls enters its fifth and last day.

A list of the figures appears below in the order of their registration dates:

Seyyed Mostafa Mir-Salim

Seyyed Mostafa Mir-Salim, a member of the Expediency Council; a former caretaker of the Presidential Office; a senior aide to former President Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, an ex-minister of culture and Islamic guidance under ex-President Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, and the head of the central committee of the Islamic Coalition Party

Masoud Zaribafan

Masoud Zaribafan, a former chairman of Iran’s Foundation of Martyrs and Veterans Affairs; a former vice president under former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the latter’s second four-year term; and a former member of the 2nd Tehran City Council

Hamid Baghaei (photo by AFP)

Hamid Baghaei, the former head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization in Ahmadinejad’s first presidential term; the ex-caretaker of the Presidential Office; and a former vice president for Ahmadinejad

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (photo by AP)

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a former two-time president; a member of the Expediency Council; and a former Tehran mayor

Seyyed Mostafa Hashemitaba

Seyyed Mostafa Hashemitaba, former minister of heavy industries under ex-prime minister Mohammad Javad Bahonar; a former minister of industry under former Prime Minister Mir-Hossein Mousavi; the former head of the Sports Organization and a former vice president in Rinafsanjani’s second presidential term and Khatami’s first term; and a member of the 1st Tehran City Council

 Seyyed Mohammad Gharazi

Seyyed Mohammad Gharazi, a former member of the Parliament; a former oil minister under Bahonar and Mousavi; a former minister of post, telegraph and telephone under Mousavi and Hashemi Rafsanjani; and a former member of the 1st Tehran City Council

Mehdi Kalhor

Mehdi Kalhor, a former media adviser to Ahmadinejad; and a former adviser to the ex-president of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB)

Hassan Norouzi

Hassan Norouzi, a former member of the Parliament

Mohsen Gharavian

Mohsen Gharavian, a teacher at the center of seminary studies in the holy city of Qom

Mostafa Kavakebian

Mostafa Kavakebian, a member of the Parliament; and the head of Mardomsalari Party

Alireza Zakani

Alireza Zakani, the director of jahannews website; a former member of the Parliament; the secretary general of the Society of the Pathseekers of the Islamic Revolution; and a former head of Iran’s Students Basij Organization

Hojjatoleslam Hassan Rouhani (photo by AFP)

Hojjatoleslam Hassan Rouhani, the incumbent; a member of the Expediency Council; a member of the 3rd and 5th rounds of the Assembly of Experts; a former member of the Parliament; the ex-secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) under Hashemi Rafsanjani and Mohammad Khatami; and the ex-head of the Center for Strategic Studies at the SNSC

Hojjatoleslam Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi

Hojjatoleslam Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi, the current custodian of the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (PBUH) in the city of Mashhad; a member of the Expediency Council; a member of 4th and 5th rounds of the Assembly of Experts; Tehran’s former prosecutor; an ex-head of Iran’s General Inspection Organization; a former deputy at Iran’s Judiciary, a former top prosecutor of the country; and the former chairman of the IRIB Supervisory Council

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