Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has put his name down for the upcoming 12th presidential election. Rouhani arrived at the Iranian Interior Ministry's Election Office on Friday.
The registration process for the May 19 presidential election began on Tuesday and is scheduled to close on Saturday, according to Press TV.
Rouhani was elected as President of Iran on June 15, 2013 defeating Tehran mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf and four other candidates. He took office on August 3, 2013.
Four years ago, Rouhani entered the 11th presidential contest with a slogan of “moderation” and succeeded in winning in the first round with some 50.88 percent of the vote.
Addressing reporters after putting his name down, Rouhani said the pledges he gave the Iranian nation during the campaign for his first term in office have been fulfilled
He added that the economic performance of the 11th Iranian administration was better than those of its predecessors in recent years, saying a project "unprecedented in the Iranian economy" and valued at 20 billion dollars would be inaugurated in the port city of Assaluyeh in the southern Iranian province of Bushehr next week.