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Six candidates in Iran’s presidential election

The candidates in Iran’s June 28 presidential election to succeed Ibrahim Raisi are mostly conservative. They were chosen by the Council of the Guardians of the Constitution, an unelected, conservative-dominated body tasked with overseeing the electoral process, from among 80 candidates. A reformist candidate Candidates who could run include conservative Parliament Speaker Mohammad-Bagher Ghalibaf, Tehran Mayor Alireza Zakani and Said Jalili, the former ultra-conservative nuclear negotiator. Also selected were Amir Hossein Ghazizadeh Hashemi, the ultraconservative head of the Martyrs Foundation, and Mostafa Pourmohammadi, a former interior minister. The only reformer on the list of candidates is Masoud Pezheskian, an MP for the city of Tabriz (northwest) and former health minister. Instead, the Council expelled Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who at the age of 67 was seeking to return to the presidency, […]
Source: News Beast

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