Final list of candidates are announced by Guardian Council. This included Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, Hassan Rouhani, Saeed Jalili, Mohsen Rezaee and four others.
Iranian voters head to the polls to elect a successor to current President Hassan Rouhani. Hardline Chief Justice Ebrahim Raisi is projected to be the winner. Reformists and dissidents are calling for a boycott after most of their candidates were initially rejected by the Guardian Council and one other, former Vice President Mohsen Mehralizadeh, dropped out, saying that there is no serious competition against the hardliners.
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani proposes a referendum to heal country's divisions, according to the Article 59 of constitution. [https:--www.theguardian.com-world-2018-feb-11-hassan-rouhani-proposes-referendum-to-heal-irans-divisions (Guardian)]2017–18 Iranian protests
Guardian Council announces names of six final candidates. Incumbent President Hassan Rouhani, chairman of Astan Quds Razavi Ebrahim Raisi and Tehran Mayor Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf is among the list. More than 1,600 nominees were disqualified, including all 137 female candidates and former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Iran starts registering candidates for the 290-seat parliamentary elections scheduled for 26 February 2016. Potential candidates must be approved by the Guardian Council. The elections will, effectively, be a vote on President Hassan Rouhani's moderate policies that received a boost from the July 14 landmark nuclear deal.
Iran stops dismantling decommissioned centrifuges in two uranium enrichment plants, according to state media reports. This comes days after Iran's conservative lawmakers complained to President Hassan Rouhani that the process was too rushed.
Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf clashes with Hassan Rouhani over the July 1999 student protests and reminds Rouhani that he did not give permission for students to protest during his time as Secretary of Supreme National Security Council.