The Dallas Morning News
Iran opens presidential election registration
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.