Iranian President Hassan Rohani has registered himself as a nominee for the fifth round of elections for the Assembly of Experts.

Hassan Rohani

Hassan Rohani

ISNA reports that Rohani arrived at the Tehran election office to register as an assembly candidate on Monday December 21.

Registration for candidacy for the Assembly of Experts will continue until December 23 and registration for the parliamentary elections will continue until the 25th. The two elections will be held simultaneously.

Rohani is an incumbent in the current Assembly of Experts and has been a member of the assembly since 2001.

Islamic Republic hardliners are concerned about reformists trying to get a majority in the assembly of experts.

Appointing the Supreme Leader and monitoring the actions of the leader are among the duties of the assembly.