Iran canceled decision not to show debates of candidates on the air

The Iranian authorities have canceled their decision not to broadcast the debates of presidential candidates on air, reports TV Press TV with reference to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the country on Saturday.

A corresponding statement was made by the representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Salman Samani after a meeting with the commission to verify campaigning during the elections.

On Thursday, after the meeting, Samani reported that the debate will be broadcast in the recording. The Sabbath meeting was followed by a flurry of criticism from candidates, officials and ordinary Iranians. In this meeting, as in the previous one, the head of the Iranian Television and Radio Company (IRIB), the Prosecutor General of the country, the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and other persons took part.

Registration of candidates for the presidency of Iran was held from 11 to 15 April. By the end of the last day of registration, more than 1.6 thousand people registered as candidates for participation in the presidential elections in Iran. The Guardian Council of the Iranian Constitution will consider the candidates who submitted documents for participation in the presidential elections in terms of competence from April 16 to 20.

After the termination of registration of candidates on TV debates start. Any pre-election campaigning will be banned on the day of silence – May 18. The presidential elections in Iran are scheduled for May 19, 2017. The Iranian president will be a candidate who will gain more than 50% of the vote. If none of the candidates succeeds, the second round of elections will take place between the two who win the most votes.