Tehran (IP) - Iran's Guardian Council's spokesman highlighted that the Council's actions are under the law, and the qualifications of the candidates are based on the Islamic Republic of Iran's Constitution.

Iran PressIran news: In response to Iran Press on Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei's remarks on Wednesday, Abbas Ali Kadkhodai said: "After the Leader's speech, the Guardian Council has stated that if any organizations have done false reports regarding the elections, they should compensate for it."

In his Wednesday TV speech addressing the nation, Ayatollah Khamenei said that if in the qualification and eligibility of any candidates from any organization any false report issued or for any case injustice happened for any candidate, it should be compensated by the responsible organization.

There is no law to declare the reasons for disqualification, but it will be done to anyone who wants to, Kadkhodaei added.

"For the Guardian Council, the vote of the majority of the Guardian Council members is the final criterion for qualification or non-qualification of the candidates." 

"In an election, candidates must have at least seven affirmative votes to qualify in the Guardian Council, the votes of the candidates in the Guardian Council are different, and I cannot announce the secret votes of the members of the Guardian Council to the candidates, he underlined."

Responding to the other Iran press question on the priority of vote counting, he stressed that priority of counting begins with the votes of the presidential elections by the Guardian Council and the Interior Ministry, followed by the parliament and assembly of experts, and finally the city council.

On elections day, Guardian Council is duty-bound to protect public votes, so the Council's inspectors (between 3 and 5 people) are present in the polling stations to monitor everything closely, and any possible violations will be thoroughly prosecuted, Guardian Council's spokesman said.

The 13th Presidential Election in Iran will be held from 7:00 am to 24:00 pm local time on Friday, June 18, 2021.


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