Iran Election 2021: Presidential Hopefuls in Eyes of Newspapers

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Sunday, May 16, 2021, and picked headlines from 23 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Abrar Newspaper:
1- Raisi: My Candidacy Doesn’t Mean Any Other [Conservative] Candidate Should Drop Out


Aftab-e Yazd Newspaper:
1- Hopefuls Flock to Submit Candidacy for June Elections: 288 People Register on Last Day Only!


Arman-e Melli Newspaper:
1- One Faction, Three Branches
* How Conservatives Have Lined Up


Donya-ye Eqtesad Newspaper:
1- Economic Positions of Candidates


Ebtekar Newspaper:
1- Tsunami of Registration for Candidacy
2- Economic Promises Are New Trend
3- How Much Administration Can Be Effective in Economic Affairs?


Etemad Newspaper:
1- 14 Main Contenders in Iran Elections
2- Nine Reformists Sign Up to Run for President
3- All Conservatives Submit Candidacy


Ettela’at Newspaper:
1- Main Candidates of June Elections Sign Up
2- Guardian Council Starts Reviewing Their Qualification


Hemayat Newspaper:
1- Candidates Waiting for Guardian Council’s Decision


Iran Newspaper:
1- Election Footing to Win People’s Votes


Jame Jam Newspaper:
1- Maximum Registration
* Over 45 Prominent Politicians Sign Up


Javan Newspaper:
1- Those Blamed for Status Quo Competing with Those Who Seek Change


Jomhouri Eslami Newspaper:
1- Those Who Have Already Been Tested Queue Up to Run for President


Jomleh Newspaper:
1- Everybody Likes to Become President
* 592 Sign Up to Run for President


Kayhan Newspaper:
1- Ayatollah Raisi: Candidates Are Not My Rivals; My Rival Is Corruption and Incompetence


Khorasan Newspaper:
1- Big Names Sign Up


Resalat Newspaper:
1- A President for the Republic [In Persian, ‘A President’ Is Written Like ‘Raisi’]


Sazandegi Newspaper:
1- Triangle of 2021 Elections
* Jahangiri, Raisi and Larijani Will Be Main Candidates



1- Conservatives, Military Figures Competing with Reformists
2- Line-up of Candidates in June Elections


Siasat-e Rooz Newspaper:

1- End of Registration Marathon


Shahrvand Newspaper:

1- All Those Who Registered


Shargh Newspaper:

1- End of All Speculations


Sobh-e Emrooz Newspaper:

1- Tsunami of Registration in Last Hours


Tejarat Newspaper:

1- Main Contenders Sign Up

Fatemeh Askarieh is an Iranian journalist working on a range of fields including culture, art, lifestyle, cultural heritage, and tourism. She has been working with the Iran Front Page (IFP) Media Group for 10 years, and is currently the head of the Art and Lifestyle Department.


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