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Iran to hold presidential election on June 28: state media

21 May 2024, MVT 20:28
Cars drive past a billboard bearing a portrait of Iran's late president Ebrahim Raisi (C), his foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian (2nd L) and other members of his entrourage in central Tehran, on May 21, 2024, as mourners in the northestern city of Tabriz attended a funeral procession for the president and seven others who were killed with him in a helicopter accident two days ago. Raisi was confirmed dead along with his foreign minister and six others on May 20, 2024, after search and rescue teams found their crashed helicopter in a fog-shrouded mountain region in Iran's East Azerbaijan province, sparking mourning in the Islamic republic. -- Photo: Atta Kenare / AFP
21 May 2024, MVT 20:28

Iran announced Monday it will hold presidential elections on June 28, state media reported, following the death of President Ebrahim Raisi and his entourage in a helicopter crash.

"The election calendar was approved at the meeting of the heads of the judiciary, government, and parliament," state television said. "According to the initial agreement of the Guardian Council, it was decided that the 14th presidential election will be held on June 28."

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