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Rouhani Supporters Win All Seats in Tehran City Council

Rouhani Supporters Win All Seats in Tehran City Council

Reformist and moderate candidates have won all the 21 seats of Tehran’s City Council according to the final results declared by Tehran governor, ending the 15-year dominance of conservative councillors.
“Raisi Very Decisive, Realistic in Presidential Debate”

“Raisi Very Decisive, Realistic in Presidential Debate”

A former IRGC commander and a top Iranian official says presidential candidate Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi spoke decisively and realistically in the first presidential debate.
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Raisi: I Can’t Afford Extravagant Presidential Campaign

Iranian presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi says it is not possible for him to financially support his campaign headquarters, urging that maximum care should be taken in the management of the HQ’s monetary affairs to avoid extravagance.

Ahmadinejad Not to Support Any Candidate in Iran Election

Former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared in a statement that he will not support any of the six candidates qualified to run in Iran’s upcoming presidential election.
Iran’s Presidential Debates to Be Broadcast Live

Iran’s Presidential Debates to Be Broadcast Live: Official

Iran’s interior ministry declared that a committee tasked with monitoring the campaigns for the upcoming presidential election has revised an earlier decision not to cover live the planned presidential debates in the country.
Iranian Candidates Start Presidential Campaigns

Iranian Candidates Start Presidential Campaigns

Campaigning has begun for Iran's presidential election with incumbent Hassan Rouhani facing a tough battle against Principlists who criticize his handling of the economy.
Can Religious Minorities Run in Iran Local Elections?

Can Religious Minorities Run in Iran Local Elections?

While Iran’s Guardian Council is opposed to the candidacy of religious minorities in City and VillageCouncils elections in Muslim-majority areas, Iranian parliament speaker says they can run for local votes in all parts of the country.
VP Jahangiri's Candidacy Aimed at Hedging Rouhani's Bet

VP Jahangiri’s Candidacy Aimed at Hedging Rouhani’s Bet

Lawmakers described Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri’s decision to stand in the upcoming presidential poll as a well-thought-out move aimed at protecting President Hassan Rouhani’s reelection bid against conservative contenders.
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Conservative Presidential Candidate Vows Strong Economic Management

A hopeful of the forthcoming presidential election has criticized the ongoing economic situation in the country and “unacceptable” living standards of the people, vowing strong economic management if elected president.
Economy Likely to Be Most Pressing Theme in Iran Election Campaigns

Economy Likely to Be Most Pressing Theme in Iran Election Campaigns

With nominations now closed for the May 19 presidential election in Iran, the likely shape of the contest is beginning to emerge.

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