Disqualification of Major Presidential Hopefuls Sparks Debate in Iranian Newspapers

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, and picked headlines from 17 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Aftab-e Yazd Newspaper:

1- Main Competition Will Be between Mehralizadeh and Raisi!


Arman-e Melli Newspaper:

1- Well Done, Really!

* In Unprecedented Move, Guardian Council Decreases Competitiveness of Iran Elections by Disqualifying Major Candidates

* Five Major Hopefuls Disqualified


Ebtekar Newspaper:

1- Big Surprise

* Surprising Decision by Guardian Council Sparks Widespread Reactions


Etemad Newspaper:

1- Raisi the Unrivalled Candidate

* Four Political Camps Disqualified from Iran Elections

* Reformists, Moderates Close to Rouhani, Moderate Conservatives, Ahmadinejad Allies


Hamshahri Newspaper:

1- Political Figures, Movements React to Disqualification of Larijani, Jahangiri


Iran Newspaper:

1- Only Seven Candidates Qualified to Run for President


Javan Newspaper:

1- Seven Candidates for One Seat


Jomhouri Eslami Newspaper:

1- Reactions to Guardian Council’s Decision about Presidential Hopefuls

2- Raisi: I’m Holding Consultations to Make Election More Competitive

3- Larijani: I Registered to Deliver My National Duty


Kayhan Newspaper:

1- Larijani, Pezeshkian, Jahangiri, Zarghami Deal with Guardian Council’s Decision Responsibly


Khorasan Newspaper:

1- Seven Candidates Begin Competition


Mardom Salari Newspaper:

1- Political Figures Surprised by Guardian Council’s List


San’at Newspaper:

1- Guaranteed List: Guardian Council Deals Last Blow


Setareh Sobh Newspaper:

1- The Disqualified


Shahrvand Newspaper:

1- No One Will Win an Election with Small Turnout


Shargh Newspaper:

1- These Seven People

2- Farewell to Reformism?

3- Jahangiri: I Take Refuge in God


Sobh-e Emrooz Newspaper:

1- The One Who Has Highest Chance to Win Presidential Election

* Raisi, the Candidate Who Seeks to Eradicate Corruption


Tejarat Newspaper:

1- Shock of Disqualification of Major Political Figures

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