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Thu Apr 20, 2017, 07:08 PM

Iran disqualifies Ahmadinejad from bid to regain presidency

Source: The Guardian

Iranís former hardline president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has been disqualified from running in Iranís presidential elections next month, according to the final list of approved candidates announced on Thursday.

Iranís interior ministry said that the guardian council Ė the group of influential jurists and clerics that vets all candidates Ė had approved six politicians to run, including the moderate incumbent, Hassan Rouhani.

Also on the list are Ebrahim Raisi, a close ally of the countryís supreme leader; the mayor of Tehran, Mohammad-Bagher Ghalibaf; Rouhaniís first deputy, Eshaq Jahangiri; and relatively low-profile politicians Mostafa Agha Mirsalim and Mostafa Hashemi-Taba.

But the list excluded more than 1,600 other nominees who had applied to run for president, including all 137 female candidates Ė and Ahmadinejad.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/20/iran-disqualifies-ahmadinejad-from-bid-to-regain-presidency



Saeed Kamali Dehghan Iran correspondent
Thursday 20 April 2017 22.18 BST

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 07:11 PM

1. That's probably smart

He was a good foil to Dubya, but trump is too unstable.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 07:15 PM

2. "Also on the list are Ebrahim Raisi, a close ally of the countrys supreme leader..."

This is the guy who the ruling Ayatollahs want to win. He is being groomed to be the next Supreme Leader after Khameini dies.

I am seriously suspicious that they plan on rigging the election to name him the winner, like they did for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in 2009.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/09/ebrahim-raisi-conservative-cleric-iran-supreme-leader-khamenei

http://www.scmp.com/news/world/middle-east/article/2088035/ebrahim-raisi-tipped-future-supreme-leader-wants-be-irans

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 07:54 PM

3. Can you imagine?

We would really be bomb bomb bombing Iran if he was in there - one extremist taunting another.

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