presidential elections


  • مجید انصاری 2017-06-23 11:25

    ‘Electoral crimes existed, but election still healthy’

    TEHRAN – The recent presidential election included electoral crimes which nonetheless did not alter the result and the election still remains healthy, the vice president for legal affairs told ISNA on Wednesday.

  • UNEMPLOYMENT 2017-05-28 09:32

    BY Haniyeh Sadat Jafariyeh

    Re-elected Rouhani’s economic challenges, priorities

    After his landslide victory in Iran’s presidential election held on May 19, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani swept to his second term.

  • 02-br5 mehr khatami90.jpg 2017-05-27 09:26

    Cleric hails 73% turnout in presidential election

    TEHRAN – The interim leader of Tehran Friday prayer has hailed a turnout of 73 percent in the May 19 presidential election.

  • Historic elections in Iran 2017-05-19 21:27

    Historic elections in Iran

    TEHRAN – Millions of Iranians headed to the polls on Friday to elect their president and city and council representatives.

  • انتخابات ریاست جمهوری و شورای اسلامی شهر و روستا 2017-05-19 12:24

    Iranians go to polls to elect president

    TEHRAN - Iranians are voting at a presidential election in which four candidates, including incumbent Hassan Rouhani, are competing for the presidential post.

  • انتخابات 2017-05-18 15:41

    Rivalries should be replaced with cooperation

    TEHRAN - As Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf withdrew presidential candidacy in favor of Ebrahim Raisi and Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri in favor incumbent Hassan Rouhani the Friday presidential vote will most probably will not go into a runoff.

  • Hassan Rouhani talks with commuters in a subway in Tehran to encourage people to use public transport to control air pollution 2017/05/17

    By Ali Mirchi and Kaveh Madani

    Will Iran's next president care enough to put the environment first?

    Four years ago one of the candidates in Iran’s presidential election made himself popular by promising to save Lake Urmia, one of the world’s largest saltwater lakes that was on the cusp of disappearing. Now, President Hassan Rouhani proudly recounts that promise, citing Urmia’s current state as an environmental success story made possible by prudent decision-making. Recent intense rainfalls and subsequent floods have come to Rouhani’s help, earning Urmia a spot on the catalogue of the accomplishments of his administration.

  • Prosecutor: Election troublemakers would be ‘slapped’ 2017-05-15 09:39

    Prosecutor: Election troublemakers would be ‘slapped’

    TEHRAN – Iran's Prosecutor General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri has warned against possible troublemakers in the upcoming presidential election, saying anyone who tries to disrupt the country’s security will “definitely be slapped”.

  • Rouhani urges more freedom for political groups 2017-05-15 09:23

    Rouhani urges more freedom for political groups

    TEHRAN – Presidential hopeful and incumbent Hassan Rouhani has warned against alienation of any political faction by another, saying Iranians chose unity in the previous presidential election.

  • Hossein Sheikholeslam 2017-05-15 09:16

    High voter turnout will strengthen Iranian diplomacy: advisor

    TEHRAN - Hossein Sheikholeslam, an advisor to Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, has said that high turnout in the presidential elections on Friday will strengthen Iran’s diplomacy at the international scene.

  • presidential debates 2017-05-12 20:44

    By Mehdi Sepahvand 

    Candidates round up economic debates

    TEHRAN - Six presidential candidates of Iran rounded up their presidential debates with a hot economic debate cast live on the national TV on Friday evening.

  • Iran economy 2017/05/10

    By M.A. Saki and Mehdi Garshasbi 

    Trial and error detrimental to economy

    Whoever emerges victorious in the current month’s presidential election must act within the framework of the 20-Year Outlook Plan which has set policies until 2025.

  • Principlists unite under ‘Popular Front of Islamic Revolution Forces’ 2017-04-29 10:17

    ‘Popular Front has no substitute candidate’

    TEHRAN - The Popular Front of Revolution Forces on Friday issued an announcement in which it stated that it has no substitute candidate in the presidential election.

  • leader 2017-04-25 20:43

    Leader: Candidates should not look abroad

    TEHRAN - Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that the presidential candidates should set sights on the people and not pin hopes on outsiders.

  • Campaign calls for paperless presidential election 2017-04-24 23:02

    Campaign calls for paperless presidential election

    TEHRAN — A recently launched public-spearheaded campaign aiming to help preserve the environment has demanded presidential candidates not to use paper posters during the election process.

  • اسدالله بادامچیان 2017-04-23 09:25

    Badamchian: Raisi might step down in favor of Mirsalim

    TEHRAN – The deputy chairman of the central council of the Islamic Coalition Party has said Ebrahim Raisi might step down in favor of Mostafa Mirsalim in the presidential election.

  • نامزدهای انتخابات 96 2017-04-23 09:23

    Lots to be drawn on presidential hopefuls’ TV programs

    TEHRAN – Lots will be drawn to decide the sequence in which presidential hopefuls present their programs on the national TV.

  • ستاد انتخابات 2017-04-22 08:42

    Decision not to broadcast presidential debates live to be reconsidered 

    TEHRAN - The Interior Ministry's election headquarters has announced that it will reconsider decision not to broadcast presidential debates live.

  • Leader calls for enthusiastic, healthy election 2017-04-19 21:18

    Leader calls for enthusiastic, healthy election

    TEHRAN – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday warned against plots by enemies to disrupt the results of the May 19 presidential election, calling for an enthusiastic and healthy election. 

  • France 2017-04-19 12:02

    By Zaki Laïdi

    The coming french revolution

    In a few weeks, France will elect its next president. Given the French executive’s considerable powers, including the authority to dissolve the National Assembly, the presidential election, held every five years, is France’s most important. But the stakes are higher than ever this time.

  • Registration for May presidential election on 4th day 2017-04-15 10:26

    Registration for May presidential election on 4th day

    On April 14, one day before the closing of the five-day registration period, incumbent Hassan Rouhani and his main challenger Ebrahim Raisi filled out forms to run for the May 19 presidential election.Tehran Times / Mohammadreza Abbasi, Majid Haghdoust  

  • Ex-cultural advisor registers for presidential election 2017-04-15 09:02

    Ex-cultural advisor registers for presidential election

    TEHRAN – Mehdi Kalhor, a journalist and cultural advisor to former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, announced his candidacy on Friday, emphasizing he has distanced himself from his former boss.

  • Second registration day for May presidential election 2017-04-12 15:03

    Second registration day for May presidential election

    TEHRAN -On April 12 a large number of Presidential hopefuls flocked to Iran's Interior Ministry to submit name for the May 19 presidential election.Tehran Times / Mohammadreza Abbasi.

  •  Mahmoud Ahmadinejad 2017-04-12 14:34

    By Ali Kushki

    Ex-President Ahmadinejad registers for May presidential election

    TEHRAN - Former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad submitted his name for registration for the May 19 presidential election on Wednesday in an apparent reversal of earlier promises not to run. 

  • روز نخست ثبت نام کاندیداهای انتخابات ریاست جمهوری 2017-04-11 19:55

    By Ali Kushki

    Registration opens for presidential election

    TEHRAN – Iran opened registration for the May 19 presidential elections on Tuesday with more than 100 enrolling so far on the first day of candidate registration. 

  • ابراهیم رئیسی 2017-04-08 09:07

    Raeisi to run for president: representative

    TEHRAN – Hojjatoleslam Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi, custodian of the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (PBUH) in the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad, has declared his readiness to run for president, his representative said on Thursday.

  • Emmanuel Macron 2017-04-06 02:01

    The quality that may sway France’s election

    The leading presidential candidate, Emmanuel Macron, is admired for his listening skills, a trait that young French voters cite as the most important leadership quality.

  • انتخابات 2017-04-02 20:41

    2017 presidential race timeline: Countdown to the vote 

    TEHRAN - Iran's election headquarters announced that registration for presidential candidates will open on April 11, a little more than one month before the May 19 election.