April 15, 2021
Amirabadi Apologises: I am not a Candidate
In a bizarre turn of events, senior parliamentary Principalist Ahmad Amirabadi announced on Twitter that he was not running for President. On Monday, Amirabadi declared that he was resigning from the Presidium of the Parliament in order to register for the presidential election. Today on Twitter, he apologised saying that what he meant to say was that he was resigning to avoid conflict of interest as he intends to be involved in the campaign in one capacity or another.
چون قصد فعالیتهای انتخاباتی وکمک به جبهه انقلاب رادارم برای رعایت قانون از هیات اجرایی انتخابات ریاست جمهوری استعفا دادم و از مردم درخواست حضور باشکوه وسرنوشت ساز در انتخابات ۱۴۰۰را دارم. اعلام کاندیداتوری برداشت برخی رسانه ها از استعفا بوده است. که به نوبه خود عذرخواهم. pic.twitter.com/mgbU0U3ztL— احمدامیرآبادی فراهانی (@ahmadamirabadi1) April 13, 2021
April 13, 2021
Amirabadi announces Candidature
Ahmad Amirabadi Farahani, yesterday announced that he was resigning from the Presidium of the Parliament to run for President. The Presidium is a 12-person body of parliamentary members elected annually by their peers to manage parliamentary business. Amirabadi is a former officer in the IRGC and a prominent Principalist.