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Iran Sets Presidential Election Date for June 28

Iranian leaders have decided that the election to choose the new president will be on June 28. The Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported that candidates can register from May 30 to June 3, and the election campaign will be from June 12 to 27.

The Iranian Constitution, specifically Article 131, requires a council to manage the country’s executive affairs for 50 days and prepare for the presidential elections.

President Ebrahim Raisi was returning from a dam opening ceremony near the Azerbaijan border on Sunday when his helicopter crashed in Varzaqan, northwestern Iran. The crash resulted in the deaths of Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and several senior provincial officials who were also on board.

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IRNA reported that a funeral procession will be held on Tuesday in Tabriz, where people will say goodbye to the president and take his body to Tabriz airport. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei will lead prayers for the president’s body on Wednesday. He will be buried in his hometown of Mashhad the following day. A ceremony is currently happening in downtown Tehran, where a large crowd is mourning the president’s martyrdom.

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