Tehran (IP) - The second day of registration for the Iran 2024 Presidential Election has been started on Friday, at 08:00 (Local Time) and will continue until 18:00.

Iran Press/Iran news: The registration of the candidates for the snap presidential elections kicked off formally on Thursday morning in the Ministry of Interior, Tehran. 

The second day of registration started Friday morning with the presence of  Ali Larijani the former Iranian Parliament Speaker who was the first figure who came for registration on the second Day.

Larijani, an adviser and ally of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, told reporters that he would focus on fixing the economic problems facing Iranians and "resolving (U.S.) sanctions", while maintaining a strong defence.

Abdolnasser Hemmati, Former governor of the Iranian Central Bank on Friday registered as a potential candidate to run in the upcoming presidential election of the country.

Hemmati, who was defeated by late president Ebrahim Raisi in the previous election, told journalists at the Interior Ministry where hopefuls officially announce their candidacy, “I’ve come to say that I’m still optimistic about the future“.

Hemmati added that Iran’s future belongs to the youth who want dignity and welfare. He cited astronomical inflation, acute devaluation of the rial against foreign currencies and the persistence of the oppressive sanctions on Iran as factors hampering the country’s progress.

On the first day, Mohammadreza Sabaghian, Abbas Moqtadaei, Mostafa Kavakebian, Ghodratali Hashemtian, and Saeed Jalili were the 5 candidates who registered for the presidential election.

On Sunday, May 19, Late Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi's helicopter crashed near the city of Tabriz in northwestern Iran and Eight people onboard including Iranian Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian martyred.

According to the constitution, the Ministry of Interior is tasked to prepare the grounds for elections for a new president to be elected under acting President administration Mohammad Mokhber.

The registration process continues until Monday, Jun 3.

Iran’s Interior Ministry opened a five-day registration period on Thursday for hopefuls seeking to run in the June 28 presidential election to replace the late president.

The candidates must be between the ages of 40 to 75 and have at least a Masters degree to be eligible to run for president.

All hopefuls ultimately must be approved by Iran’s 12-member Guardian Council.

After a five-day registration period, the Guardian Council will vet candidates running for the presidency. Moderate politicians have accused the 12-member body of disqualifying rivals to hardline candidates, who are expected to dominate the race.