Iran registers candidates for powerful clerical body that will pick successor to Khamenei

December 17, 2015 11:45 AM

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TEHRAN, Iran – Iran has begun registering candidates for an influential clerical body that has the power to choose or dismiss the country's supreme leader.

The weeklong registration of candidates to the 88-seat Experts Assembly opened Thursday. Elections for the body will be held simultaneously with parliamentary elections on Feb. 26, with both open to all eligible voters.

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