Iran

Iranian Candidates Begin Registering For June Election

Ahmadinejad cannot run for a third term

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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.