Who will be the next President of Iran? Elections may be held on June 28


Ibrahim Raisi won the presidential election in 2021. During that time, the turnout was the lowest ever in the history of Iran. The US had imposed sanctions on Raisi for his involvement in the mass execution of thousands of political prisoners in 1988 at the end of the Iran-Iraq war.

Iran's President Ibrahim Raisi has died in a helicopter crash.

After the death of Ibrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash in Iran, the discussion regarding the election of a new President has intensified. There is talk that presidential elections will be held in Iran on June 28. For this, the approval of the Head of State i.e. Supreme Leader of Iran Al Khamenei has also been received. Before this, the process of registration of candidates for the elections will start.

After Ibrahim died in the accident, Iran's First Vice President Mohammad Mokhbar was appointed the acting President of the Islamic Republic on Monday. Until the country gets a new leader, Mokhbar will perform all the functions of the President. According to Iranian law, he can serve as acting president for about 50 days before the presidential elections.

The supreme leader appointed Mokhbar

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei announced Mokhbar's appointment in a condolence message issued on Sunday on Raisi's death in the crash. The wreckage of the helicopter was found in the north-western region of Iran on Monday. Now it remains to be seen who will be elected as the new President of the country in the elections.

As far as Interim President Mokhbar is concerned, he has served on many important posts. Has played a big role in charitable organizations. These organizations were fueled by assets confiscated after Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution. These also included those properties which earlier belonged to the Shah of Iran or his government.

Mokhbar is a member of the organization that advises the Supreme Leader

Mokhbar is a member of Iran's Expediency Council since 2022. This institution advises the Supreme Leader, as well as settles disputes between the Parliament and Iran's constitutional monitoring body, the Guardian Council. Mokhbar was born on September 1, 1955, in Dezful, Khuzestan province located in the south-west of Iran.

Along with the President of Iran, the country's Foreign Minister also died in the helicopter accident that took place on Sunday. Raisi was accompanied by Iran's Foreign Minister Amirabdollahian, the governor of Iran's East Azerbaijan province, and other officials and security personnel in the helicopter.

Claims are being made in media reports that Mojtaba Khamenei, the 55-year-old son of the country's supreme leader, can become the President. However, no official statement has come yet regarding his contesting the elections or being made the President.

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