Of the 40 women registered as candidates, none were allowed to run for president.
Take a look at some figures explaining Iran’s upcoming presidential elections:
• Iran has more than 59 million qualified voters, and this country has a population of over 80 million
• The number of registered 7 presidential candidates approved by the Iranian Guardianship Board is 592, of which 3 later withdrew
• Of the 40 women who have been approved to run for the presidency, zero women
• Four-year term of office of the President-elect of Iran
• Two consecutive terms is the most Iranian president can serve
• The country-linked Iranian student voting agency expects a 42% turnout rate, which will be the lowest point in history due to lack of enthusiasm among voters and the coronavirus pandemic
• The voter turnout rate in Iran’s last presidential election in 2017 was 73%
• The leader must win more than 50% of the vote to avoid the second round of elections-since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, there was only one vote in 2005
• Six seats in the Iranian Expert Meeting will be filled by voters, which will appoint the country’s top leader
• Six seats in the Iranian parliament will be filled by voters
• Nearly 200,000 seats in city councils and local councils across the country will also be elected by voters.