President Hassan Rouhani signed up for the upcoming presidential race on Friday to seek reelection for the second term in office. He won the past presidential elections in 2013 with the motto of ‘Moderation and Détente’ with a total of 18,651,668 votes. Rouhani has on several occasions called for massive turnout in the elections slated for May 19. The registration for presidential elections officially started on April 11 and will end on April 15. Guardian Council will start vetting the candidates as of April 16. According to the Interior Ministry’s latest statistics, some 863 hopefuls have so far signed up for presidential election. The final list of the candidates eligible to run for Iran’s 12th round of presidential election is expected to be announced by the Interior Ministry on April 26–27. Electoral campaigns will officially begin on April 28 and will continue until May 17.