Category: Iran Elections
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The most important question now is this: what happened that a non-reformist candidate is introduced as the reformist’s ultimate candidate? The most significant analysis points to a political bargain between Hashemi and Khatami to whose opinions Aref and Rowhani are faithful.
Iranians will cast their votes in the presidential election on Friday June 14th. Since the 2009 Post-election protests turned into riots, many observers suggested a sharp decline in the people’s participation in subsequent presidential elections but now, after four years Iran is witnessing a warm race between Reformist, Principalist and independent presidential candidates. A run-off round is expected as none of six remaining candidates are likely to gain 50% of ballots in polls.
the Reformists’ success to have a single candidate is the worst news for the Principalists who have three candidates for the presidential election.
“In this meeting we are to clarify the procedures of the election [for the candidates] and to hear comments of the candidates,” said Kadkhodaei in a presser just before the meeting.
While the representative of Gholam Ali Hadad Adel was absent at today’s meeting. A few hours after the meeting Gholam Ali Hadad Adel issued a statement announcing his quit from the election race in favor of the “Prinipalist Candidates”. He didn’t mention name of any of the candidates.
Although an interview with Hasan Rasooli (a deputy of Mohammad Reza Aref) with Iran’sView on Thursday shows some developments in the reformist’s front.
“Reformists will gain a better result if Dr. Aref and Dr. Rowhani agree on a mechanism initiated by Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Mohammad Khatami to determine a single candidate to remain in the race,” said Hasan Rasooli in an exclusive interview with Iran’sView.
On the Commemoration of the 24th anniversary of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Sayed Rohollah Mousavi Khomeini, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei delivered an important speech to a gathering of millions at the Imam Khomeini’s Mausoleum.