Iran sets presidential elections for June 28 after Raisi’s death

Gianluca Pacchiani is the Arab affairs reporter for The Times of Israel

Tehran has announced that presidential elections will be held on June 28, Iranian state news agency IRNA reports.

Candidates will be able to register between May 30 and June 3, and the election campaign will be held on June 12-27.

Under the Iranian constitution, the country’s executive affairs will be managed by a council for a period of 50 days in preparation for presidential elections.

The announcement comes two days after the death of Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash in the north east of the country. Foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and six other passengers and crew also perished in the accident.

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