TEHRAN, Apr. 12 (Press Shia Agency) – The presidential election registration day has seen former president Ahmadinejad and his deputy registering for the upcoming presidential election.

The announced number of registered candidates in presidential elections however began to grow as the second day of the 5-day process was unfolded, and the oldest aspirant is a 79-year-old senior citizen while the youngest is only 18 years old. Indeed, majority of candidates so far have been ‘unknown faces,’ who hold no prior experience in political arenas.

The only prominent figure to step in the elections debut on the first day was Mostafa Mir-Salim, Former Culture Minister, who will represent Islamic Coalition Party.

The second day saw former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad together with his senior advisers and allies Hamid Baghaei and Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei who confirmed their candidacy by appearing at the Elections Headquarters in the Ministry of Interior.

Former Cabinet Secretary Masoud Zaribafan also came to the fore to become the next Iranian president.

Elections Headquarters Chief Ali Pour Ali Motlagh said 126 candidates registered for the 12th Presidential Elections on the opening day of the registration process.

This preliminary story will be updated as the registration day reveals much surprising news. 

HA/SH