TEHRAN (Iran News) – Deputy Interior Minister and Head of Election Commission Mr. Jamal Orf refuted speculations that the 2021 presidential election will be held in two days due to the COVID-19 pandemic, saying that the law does not let the organizers hold the election in more than one day but the time of election could be extended.
Speaking at a presser on Saturday, Mr. Orf said the upcoming presidential election security headquarters is formed in the Ministry of Interior to take required measures. He went on to say that the presidential election security headquarters would examine electoral challenges and opportunities and make decisions accordingly.
He stated that if mayhem happened in some traditional electoral constituencies, the presidential election security headquarters would have been ready to prevent them.
He noted that the presidential election security headquarters would be chaired by the deputy interior minister for security and other related officials.
Responding to a question on Presidential Election Law’s amendments in the Islamic Consultative Assembly and the changes on the election process from the registration to vote to count, Orf underlined that turning a plan into law was time-consuming and it could not be predicted right then.
He also reiterated that all sanitary protocols will be observed during the election and it will not be held in more than one day due to the law but according to the law, the time of election can be extended till midnight.
Various meetings will be held on the presidential election, and the first one is due this Wednesday, February 3, 2021.
The Assembly of Experts election will be held on April 2, the City Council elections on March 10, and the Village Council elections on April 5. The presidential election registration will be held on May 11. The public will be informed in case of any possible changes, he added.
Orf also stated that the former U.S. arrogant president was ousted and we hope that its new administration to act based on international laws.
He stated that the U.S. maximum pressure strategy has failed by people’s resistance.
Orf added that in 2020, the world has faced Coronavirus and it is still challenging with this pandemic.
“With the cooperation of people and the beginning of vaccination process, Iran can contain the virus,” he noted.
The presidential election is an important upcoming event in Iran, so all the needed procedures have been taken to hold it in the best possible way, Orf stressed.
He went on to say that registration for the candidates can be online but the volunteers should finally register in person in the election headquarters.
- source : IRAN NEWS