Saturday, March 2, 2024

Report: Iran’s ex-president Rouhani,  former speaker Larijani to run in upcoming votes with joint list

Borna News, an online Iranian media outlet, says the country’s former president Hasan Rouhani and former parliament speaker Ali Larijani are going to run in the upcoming parliamentary and assembly of experts elections with a joint list.

The report said Rouhani and Larijani will run in Tehran. Earlier, Iran’s Guardian Council, which is in charge of vetting candidates for different elections, approved a number of reformist and moderate hopefuls for the vote including Mohammad Bagher Nobakht, Masoud Pezeshkian, Ali Motahari and Gholamreza Tajgardoun.

Reformists have allied themselves with moderate candidates and supporters of Larijani for the upcoming elections.

The elections will be held in March.

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