The head of the Iranian Shura Council, Muhammad Baqir Qalibaf, said today, Sunday, that determining the conditions for political and religious figures to run for the presidential elections is one of the powers of the Guardian Council.
During a meeting of the Shura Council (Parliament) on discussing a draft reform of the presidential elections law, Qalibaf said: I referred to this issue last week, and I said that specifying the conditions for political and religious figures, competence in administration, and the arrangement of candidates running for the presidential elections, is the matter of Powers of the Guardian Council, which defines and applies that.
The Iranian Parliament Speaker also indicated that this matter should be pursued on the basis of the general policies for the elections.
Qalibaf stressed: “Even if the parliament approved this issue, that is, determining the conditions for political and religious figures, and the availability of competence and management among the candidates for the presidential elections, the Guardian Council will take issue with that.”
Source: “Fars News”