Tuesday 16 May 2017
April 28, 2017
Profiles: Candidates In Race For Iran's Presidency
Here are brief descriptions of each of the six men who have been approved by the Guardians Council to run in Iran's upcoming presidential vote. A first round is scheduled for May 19, with a possible second-round runoff if no candidate gets more than half o
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.