EghtesadOnline: Lamenting the Interior Ministry's executive boards’ decision to disqualify a host of senior reformist candidates for the upcoming parliamentary election, the top pro-reform figures have urged the Guardians Council to step in and reverse the trend.
EghtesadOnline: The Guardians Council–a watchdog body that ensures laws are in line with the Iranian Constitution and the Islamic law–has found the parliament-approved bill on establishing a Commerce Ministry to be against articles 85 and 133 of the Iranian Constitution and sent it back to Majlis for reconsideration, Abbasali Kadkhodaei, the council’s spokesman, was quoted as saying by Otaghiranonline.ir.
EghtesadOnline: The Interior Ministry is seeking the approval of the Guardians Council to use electronic voting machines in parliamentary elections, said a lawmaker, who believes that using an electronic system could positively impact voting accuracy.
EghtesadOnline: In separate decrees on Monday, Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei appointed three senior clerics as Islamic jurists to the Guardians Council.
EghtesadOnline: With the approval of the Guardians Council, the 11th round of parliamentary elections will be held on Feb. 21, 2020, the Interior Ministry's spokesperson said.
EghtesadOnline: In a decree on Sunday, Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei appointed Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani as chairman of Expediency Council and a member of Guardians Council.
EghtesadOnline: The Central Bank of Iran is closer to establishing an Islamic jurisprudence council, as the Guardians Council, the entity in charge of ensuring the compliance of key ratifications and candidates with constitutional precepts and Islamic law, has approved some of the new council’s nominees.
EghtesadOnline: Iran’s Guardians Council ruled an anti-money laundering bill passed by the parliament to be inconsistent with the Iranian Constitution and Islamic law, sending it back to the legislature for revision.
EghtesadOnline: Amendments to the CFT (Combating Financing of Terrorism) Law of the Islamic Republic of Iran were finally approved by the Guardians Council on Aug. 1 and have been notified by the president to related ministries on Aug. 11.