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Iran begins registering candidates for key presidential poll

Candidates vying for presidency in Iran were given five days to register their bid in an election that is expected to revolve around the economy and the fragile nuclear deal.
Former Revolutionary Guards' official Saeed Mohammad registers his candidacy for Iran's presidential elections at the Interior Ministry in Tehran on May 11, 2021.

The registration of candidates for Iran's June 18 presidential election officially began in the country's Interior Ministry headquarters May 11 and will continue for five days.

According to Iranian media, on the very first day 57 hopefuls showed up for registration. Traditionally, candidates standing valid chances of victory hold off their appearance until only a few hours before the deadline.

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