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Iran to hold snap presidential elections on June 28

Following the tragic death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash on Sunday afternoon, the heads of the three branches of the Iranian government have agreed to hold snap presidential elections on June 28. This decision was confirmed during a meeting held at the presidency office in Tehran on Tuesday.

The session was attended by Iran’s acting president Mohammad Mokhber, Parliament speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf and judiciary chief Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Eje’i.

According to Article 131 of the Iranian Constitution, the country’s top three officials are mandated to arrange presidential elections within 50 days following the death or incapacitation of the incumbent president.

During the meeting, a timetable was set for the elections. The registration of candidates will take palce from May 30 to June 3, and the election campaign period will run from June 12-27.

The helicopter carrying President Raisi and his entourage crashed on Sunday afternoon as it was en route to Tabriz, the capital of East Azerbaijan, from a location on the border with the Republic of Azerbaijan, where the Iranian president had recently inaugurated a major dam project.

(Inputs from ANI)

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