1118 GMT October 23, 2018
It will last three hours and there will be no one-on-one debate, added Ehsan Qazizadeh Hashemi on the sidelines of a Parliament open session, IRNA reported.
On Thursday, six candidates approved by the Guardian Council were announced in a statement by Election Campaign Monitoring Committee.
Seyyed Mostafa Aqa-Mirsalim, Es’haq Jahangiri, Hassan Rouhani, Ebrahim Raeisi, Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf and Seyyed Mostafa Hashemi-Taba are the six candidates approved by the Guardian Council.
On Saturday, the Election Campaign Monitoring Committee revised an earlier decision not to broadcast live presidential debates after criticism from candidates and many Iranians, according to Press TV.
Iran’s Interior Ministry spokesman Seyyed Salman Samani said the decision was rescinded after members of the panel agreed by consensus to give live air time to the candidates to discuss their election plans.
The 12th presidential election along with the fifth election for city and village councils will be held on May 19.
Some 55 million Iranians are eligible to vote for a new president.