Published: Tue, April 18, 2017
Markets | By Erika Turner

Iran's Rouhani enters presidential race

Iran's Rouhani enters presidential race

The current leader, the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei publicly suggested that Ahmadinejad's candidacy would split the country and create a "polarizing situation" inside Iran.

Eight women have registered, even though no woman has ever been approved previously....

He said he would announce detailed economic policies at a later date.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has repeatedly brushed off USA threats to curb Iran's nuclear programme. Iran's presidential election is going to be held on May 19.

According to the Center for Human Rights in Iran, Raisi's candidacy alone is "a serious setback for a country striving to rejoin the worldwide community" because of his "leading role in crimes against humanity during the 1980s", including the massacre of up to 30,000 political prisoners in the summer of 1988. The list of the applicants include Ex-President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, former Iranian Vice-President Hamid Baghaei and several other high-ranking officials.

Thus, the leadership question in Iran is about more than the presidency and the other governing bodies, particularly since the death on January 8, at age 84, of Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Chairman of the powerful Expediency Discernment Council.

Ahmadinejad on Wednesday described comments by the supreme leader as "just advice" in a news conference shortly after submitting his registration. The average Iranian still hasn't seen the benefits of the nuclear deal, which saw some worldwide sanctions lifted in exchange for Iran limiting its uranium enrichment.

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Candidates started on Tuesday enrolment for presidential election. Iran's economy suffered under heavy worldwide sanctions during his administration because of Western suspicions that Tehran was secretly pursuing nuclear weapons.

The registration process began on April 11 and will continue for five days.

Since the deal, Iran has signed multi-billion-dollar contracts with airplane manufacturers Boeing Co. and Airbus.

Incumbent President Hasan Fereidun Rouhani is favored to win re-election, and an Ahmadinejad candidacy would split the hardline vote, giving the advantage to President Rouhani.

Critics of the deal, however, complain that economic benefits have yet to trickle down to average Iranians.

A large number of conservatives appear to throw their full support behind Raisi who now holds the position of the custodian of a wealthy charity and the organization in charge of the holiest Shia shrine of Iran based in the city of Mashhad. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.

Ahmadinejad said his decision to run was meant to help former Vice-President Hamid Baghaei, a close confidant.

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