presidential elections in Iran 2017

Iran: hardliners vs. reformists

Iran: hardliners vs. reformists

Brooding Iran hardliners say they must still be heard after Rouhani win

Ruhani: Iranian people made their choice

Ruhani: Iranian people made their choice

The Iranian people said ‘no’ "to all those who want to stop Iran and return it back," President Hassan Ruhani said in the first after his re-election address to his fellow citizens. "The elections became a …

Elections in Iran: Ruhani’s  victory means no radical change of course

Elections in Iran: Ruhani’s victory means no radical change of course

At the centre of Friday’s contest were differing views over incumbent President Hassan Rouhani’s signature accomplishment:

Ilham Aliyev congratulates Hassan Rouhani on victory

Ilham Aliyev congratulates Hassan Rouhani on victory

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev congratulated Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on re-election. "Your victory shows how much faith people have in you, how much they trust you, it's a high …

Putin congratulates Rouhani on #039convincing victory#039 in Iranian presidential vote

Putin congratulates Rouhani on 'convincing victory' in Iranian presidential vote

Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Iran's incumbent President Hassan Rouhani on the victory in the national presidential election held Friday, the Kremlin's …

Hassan Rouhani wins Iran#039s presidential election

Hassan Rouhani wins Iran's presidential election

Iran's reformist President Hassan Rouhani has decisively won the country's presidential election, according to official results, fending off a challenge by principlist rival, Ebrahim Raisi. …

Iran election: Hassan Rouhani on course for second term

Iran election: Hassan Rouhani on course for second term

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani is on course for a second term in office, preliminary results show. Out of 26 million votes counted so far, he has won 14.6 million - or more than half, officials announced on state TV, BBC …

Iran#039s Interior Ministry says turnout in presidential election was over 70 percent

Iran's Interior Ministry says turnout in presidential election was over 70 percent

Iran's Interior Ministry says turnout in presidential election was over 70 percent, ABC News reported. According to the Ministry, about 40 million people have voted in the elections. …

Iran presidential elections: Voting hours extended for second time

Iran presidential elections: Voting hours extended for second time

Presidential elections in Iran have been extended for second time for another two hours until 22:00 local time due to high turnout, Iran's Interior Ministry announced, Trend reports. The election started on May 19 at 8:00 local …

Elections in Iran: view from Europe

Elections in Iran: view from Europe

EU positions in dialogue with Iran have no solid foundation

Work of polling stations in Iran may be extended

Work of polling stations in Iran may be extended

Iran’s Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli asked voters not to delay going to polling stations to cast their ballots in the 12th presidential election, saying the rules allow for voting to be extended until midnight at most. …

 Man sets himself on fire near Iranian embassy in Bangkok

Man sets himself on fire near Iranian embassy in Bangkok

A man set himself on fire in front of the Iranian Embassy in Bangkok.  The man, who was apparently not of Thai ethnicity, reportedly poured fuel on himself and ignited it outside the embassy. His nationality was yet to be …

12th presidential election kick off in Iran

12th presidential election kick off in Iran

More than 63,000 voting stations opened in Iran at 08.00 a.m. local time (03.30 GMT) on Friday for the country’s presidential election. Four candidates are running for presidency: Incumbent President Hassan …

Yelena Dunaeva: There won#039t be a second round of Iranian elections, but there will be unpredictable

Yelena Dunaeva: "There won't be a second round of Iranian elections, but there will be unpredictable"

Final balance of powers before presidential elections in Iran

Iran#039s re-engagement with the world at stake in Friday presidential vote

Iran's re-engagement with the world at stake in Friday presidential vote

Iranian establishment figures may want to keep Rouhani in power to avoid being cast back into isolation

Mirsalim has not plans to quit presidential race

Mirsalim has not plans to quit presidential race

Iranian presidential candidate, member of Iran’s Expediency Council Mostafa Aqa-Mirsalim said that he will not drop out of the race, the Iranian media reported. Thus, Mirsalim refuted the Islamic coalition's …

Turn in Iranian Presidential Caign

Turn in Iranian Presidential Campaign

Rivals Unite to Oust Rouhani as Iran Election Enters Final Days

Iran#039s Interior ministry to announce election results all at once

Iran's Interior ministry to announce election results all at once

The results of the country’s upcoming presidential election will be announced all at once, and not at different stages, Iran’s interior minister Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli said. Speaking at a television …

 Rouhani: I not to allow western sanctions to come back

Rouhani: I not to allow western sanctions to come back

Iran's presidential candidate Hassan Rouhani promised that sanctions will never be allowed to come back to the country, if he wins in the elections on May 19. Rouhani noted that his administration has always tried …

Will Rouhani lose elections?

Will Rouhani lose elections?

The rating of the conservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi exceeded the rating of the current president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, supported by the reformers, the Fars agency reports with reference to the survey …

About 67% of Iranians to vote in presidential elections

About 67% of Iranians to vote in presidential elections

Some 66.7 percent of respondents to a survey carried out by the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on May 7-8 said they will participate in Iran’s May 19 presidential elections. The survey was carried out randomly asking 6,089 …

Iran: Situation before the elections

Iran: Situation before the elections

Rouhani and his two opponents - Raisi and Ghalibaf, will be the most popular candidates

Rouhani declares plans for next government

Rouhani declares plans for next government

Iran's presidential election candidate Hassan Rouhani published his plan for Iran’s 12th government stressing it is based on freedom, security, peace and progress. "I know that you have been tired of lack …

Iran’s Ahmadinejad says he won’t endorse other candidates

Iran’s Ahmadinejad says he won’t endorse other candidates

Iran’s former hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Sunday that he won’t endorse other candidates in next month’s election, after he and his deputy were barred from running, The Hindu reports. …

Yelena Dunayeva: Iran#039s pre-election race will be rough

Yelena Dunayeva: "Iran's pre-election race will be rough"

What forces candidates represent and how tense will pre-election race in Iran be

Iran to choose out of six

Iran to choose out of six

The Iranian Interior Ministry has released the final list of candidates qualified to run in the forthcoming presidential election. Iran’s Interior Ministry on Thursday night gave the following list of eligible candidates vetted by …

Iran#039s Ahmadinejad disqualified from presidential election

Iran's Ahmadinejad disqualified from presidential election

An Iranian panel charged with vetting candidates approved the country's incumbent president and five challengers but disqualified former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from running in next month's presidential …

Iran’s Hardliners Likely To Win Upcoming Election

Iran’s Hardliners Likely To Win Upcoming Election

Rouhani's inability to stimulate the economy appears to have sowed doubt as to his ability to run the country

Lana Ravandi-Fadai: Presidential elections in Iran unpredictable

Lana Ravandi-Fadai: "Presidential elections in Iran unpredictable"

Presidential elections are scheduled to be held in Iran on 19 May 2017

Rouhani resisters to run in Iran#039s elections

Rouhani resisters to run in Iran's elections

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has registered to run in the upcoming presidential elections in May on the fourth day of the registration period which ends on Saturday evening. The five-day registration period for …