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Former VP Jehangiri joins Iran’s presidential race

Former VP Jehangiri joins Iran's presidential race
By Newsroom
Jun 3, 2024 4:20 PM

Eshaq Jehangiri, who served as Ivice president under former President Hassan Rouhani, has announced his candidacy for Iran’s presidential election set for June 28.

The announcement follows the death of President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash on May 19, which has led to a surge of candidates declaring their intentions to run for the presidency. Among them is Jehangiri, a key figure in reformist politics.

Jehangiri, 66, served as minister of industry and mines from 1997 to 2005 and was previously the governor of Isfahan. He also held two terms as a member of parliament.

Jehangiri holds a Ph.D. in industrial management from Islamic Azad University. He is married and has four children.

If approved by the Guardian Council, Jehangiri will join the race to become president in the upcoming election.

Last Updated:  Jun 5, 2024 6:16 PM