After death of Iran's president, constitution details process for filling role

21 May
Tehran, Iran (photo credit: Ninara via flickr)
Tehran, Iran (photo credit: Ninara via flickr)
Rescuers in Iran were racing on Sunday to find the crash site of a helicopter that was carrying President Ebrahim Raisi to find out the fate of all those on board. Below is brief outline of what Iran's constitution says happens if a president is incapacitated or dies in office: According to article 131 of the Islamic Republic's constitution, if a president dies in office the first vice president takes over, with the confirmation of the supreme leader, who has the final say in all matters of state. A council consisting of the first vice president, the speaker of parliament and the head of the judiciary must arrange a election for a new president within a maximum period of 50 days.
Read the full article here: Deccan Herald


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