Thursday 27 April 2017
April 27, 2017
Election Engineering: Candidate Alignment and Campaign Manipulation
Islamic Republic of Iran's elections vetting body, the Guardian Council, has approved the qualifications of only six candidates while rejecting 29 other prominent nominees, including former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and numerous ministers, governors, MPs, heads of official funds and administrations.
April 14, 2017
Iran’s Presidential Election, In 10 Points
In a significant move, former President Mahmud Ahmadinejad has thrown his hat into the ring for Iran’s May 19 presidential election. Analysts have called the move stunning but, given Ahmadinejad’s history of unpredictable reactions, his decision to register as a candidate is hardly surprising.