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Iran to hold presidential election on June 28

NEW DELHI: Iran announced on Monday that it will hold presidential elections on June 28, state media reported. This announcement follows the death of President Ebrahim Raisi and his entourage in a helicopter crash.
“The election calendar was approved at the meeting of the heads of the judiciary, government, and parliament,” state television said. “According to the initial agreement of the Guardian Council, it was decided that the 14th presidential election will be held on June 28.”
Iranians mourned the death of President Ebrahim Raisi on Monday, whose helicopter crashed into a fog-shrouded mountain.His death has set off a period of political uncertainty in the Islamic Republic.
Raisi, 63, his foreign minister, and seven others died when their helicopter crashed on Sunday in a remote area of northwestern Iran. The wreckage was discovered on Monday morning.
The ultraconservative Raisi had been in office since 2021, a turbulent period marked by mass protests, an economic crisis worsened by US sanctions, and armed exchanges with arch-enemy Israel.
(With inputs from agencies)

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