May. 10, 2021

Iranians clash over who can run for office

Iran/Politics

The story: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani is fighting a battle of wills against hardliners over the vetting of candidates that hope to become his successor this summer. In a blunt show of defiance, Rouhani has explicitly called for the ignoring of a “law” recently passed by the conservative-dominated Guardian Council that sets new conditions for presidential hopefuls.

The new conditions: There is a dispute over whether the Guardian Council...

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Rohollah Faghihi
Rohollah Faghihi
Rohollah Faghihi is an analyst on Iranian affairs and is a contributor to Foreign Policy, Middle ... Full Bio
فارسیPersian
فارسیPersian
عربيArabic
عربيArabic