Religious authorities Ayatollah Nasser Makarem-Shirazi, Hossein Nouri-Hamedani, Abdollah Javadi-Amoli and Seyyed Mohammad Ali Alavi-Gorgani in separate speeches called on the Iranian nation to take part in the 12th presidential elections.
Tehran mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf and First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri have officially declared their candidacies for the 12th presidential election in Iran as registration for the polls wrap up.
Hojjatoleslam Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi, the current custodian of the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (PBUH) in the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad, throws his hat in the ring for the forthcoming presidential contest.
Secretary General of Hezbollah resistance movement, Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, has called upon all Lebanese political parties to join forces and put a favorable end to the 30-month presidential void in the Arab country.
US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has branded his decisive victory in the Democratic primary in New Hampshire as a rebuff to “establishment politics” and the beginning of a “political revolution” in the United States.
The official results of Nigeria’s presidential election show that opposition leader Mohammadu Buhari has a slight lead over incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan, as counting finishes in half of the states in the country.