In Iran overturned the decision not to show the candidates debate live

In Iran overturned the decision not to show the candidates debate live

MOSCOW, 22 APR — RIA Novosti. The Iranian government has reversed its decision not to broadcast debates between candidates live, said on Saturday, Press TV channel with reference to the Ministry of internal Affairs of the country.

The corresponding statement was made by the representative of the Ministry of internal Affairs Salman Samani after the meeting with the review Board of the campaign activities during the elections.

Thursday following the meeting, Samani said that the debate will be broadcast in record. Saturday’s meeting followed a barrage of criticism from candidates, officials and ordinary Iranians. In this meeting, like the last, was attended by the head of the Iran broadcasting company (IRIB), the country’s Prosecutor General, interior Minister and others.

Registration of candidates in presidents of Iran was held from 11 to 15 April. By the end of the last day of registration, more than 1.6 thousand people have registered candidates for the elections of the President of Iran. The guardian Council of Iran during the period from 16 to 20 April will consider candidates who submitted documents for participation in presidential elections, for competence.

After the end of registration of candidates on TV will start the debate. Any campaigning is prohibited the day of silence — may 18. Presidential elections in Iran scheduled to be held on may 19, 2017. Iran’s President will be the candidate who attains more than 50% of the vote. If it fails any of the candidates, held a second round election between the two receiving the most votes.