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Former President Ahmadinejad submitted his candidacy for the presidential elections in Iran

Iran's hard-line ex-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has filed to run in the June 28 presidential election, which is being held following the sudden death of Ibrahim Raishi in a helicopter crash, Iranian state television reported today. However, he may be disqualified by the Constitutional Guard Council, which must approve candidates for election. Ahmadinejad served as Iran's president from 2005 to 2013. In the 2017 election, the Council did not allow him to run after Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned him the previous year that his candidacy “will not it is in his own interest and that of the country.” The two men have been at loggerheads since Ahmadinejad called for checks on Khamenei's absolute power. In fact, in 2018 he wrote him a letter in which he asked for “free” elections to be held. Khamenei had supported Ahmadinejad when, after his re-election in 2009, a fierce […]
Source: News Beast

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