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Iranian Candidates Begin Registering For June Election

Iran has begun registering candidates to replace Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in its forthcoming presidential election.

Hopefuls have a five-day period in which to declare their intention to stand in the 14 June poll.

More conservative than reformists have put themselves forward as candidates, reports say. Iran's Guardian Council - a body controlled by the Supreme Leader - decides who can stand.

Constitutionally, President Ahmadinejad cannot run for a third term.

Source: BBC. Read full article. (link)

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