The Dallas Morning News

Iran opens presidenti­al election registrati­on

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TEHRAN, Iran — About 126 prospectiv­e candidates submitted their names on the first day of candidate registrati­on for Iran’s May 19 presidenti­al election, Iranian media reported on Tuesday.

There are six women and seven clerics among the 126 registered people, with ages ranging from 18 to 79.

Registrati­on will remain open until Saturday, and any Iranian can apply. The applicants will be vetted by the Guardian Council, a clerical body that will announce a final list of candidates by April 27. The council normally does not approve dissidents or women for the formal candidate list.

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