Iran's election oversight panel, the Guardians Council, today approved only six out of more than 1,000 would-be candidates for the June presidential polls. State television reports that among those eliminated was key pro-reform candidate Mustafa Moin. He is a former Culture Minister and was the sole candidate of Iran's largest reformist party, the Islamic Iran Participation Front. The hard-line Guardians Council approved as a candidate for the June 17 vote former President Hashemi Rafsanjani, seen as a front-runner in the race. The others approved are former police chief Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf, former radio and television chief Ali Larijani, Tehran Mayor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, former parliamentary speaker Mahdi Karroubi, and former head of the elite Revolutionary Guards Mohsen Rezaei.