TEHRAN(Sputnik) — Iranian Interior Ministry put forward a proposal to hold presidential elections in the country on May 19, 2017, minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said on Tuesday.
"If the Experts Council approves the date for the elections, proposed by the Interior Ministry, the elections will take place on May 19 of 2017. In this case, election campaigns will be launched on December 21, 2016," he told journalists.
It will be the 12th presidential elections in the country. The most recent presidential election elections were held in the country on June14, 2013.