Iran could elect first female president
Sun, 10 May 2009 12:29:35 GMT
More than 40 women have registered as prospective candidates for Iran's tenth Presidential elections raising, a top election official says.
"Of the 475 who signed up as candidates, 433 are men and 42 are women," Kamran Daneshjoo, the head of Iran's election committee told reporters on Sunday.
That means the Islamic Republic could see a woman as its head of state, becoming the first Muslim country to have a female president.
However, the four candidates with the highest chance to win the race to the Presidential palace are incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran's last prime minister Mir-Hossein Mousavi, two times parliament speaker Mehdi Karroubi and the Secretary of Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei.
Hours after registration closed in the country's capital of Tehran, Daneshjoo said the oldest Iran
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