Iran watchdog slates next presidential election for May 2017

July 27, 2016 6:33 AM

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TEHRAN, Iran – Iran's state TV says the country's constitutional watchdog has scheduled the next presidential election for May 2017.

Wednesday's report says the Guardian Council set May 18 for the balloting, with a possible runoff a week later. Iran usually holds presidential elections in June or later in the year but the decision to hold the next vote a month earlier came because next June will coincide with the holy month of Ra...

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