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Rouhani and Raisi: Battle Unfolds Polarizing the Election

Radiozamaneh – As Hassan Rouhani continues to receive support from reformist leaders, the battle unfolds between him and the hardliner’s candidate, Ebrahim Raisi who has now joined forced with Tehran Mayor, Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf. Hassan Rouhani (left) and Ebrahim Raisi (right) are the two main rivals of Iranian presidential election. In the meanwhile, Hardliners are attacking Rouhani accusing him of …

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Iran Bans already Vetted Reformist Candidates from Running

Radiozamaneh – As the elections draw near, Iran’s Supreme Leader warned that any “rebellion” in the course of the elections would provoke a “slap” from state security forces. Meanwhile 37 candidates who had been previously vetted by Iran’s Election Committee have been banned from running for City and Village Councils Election in Iran. Farhad Tajari, a spokesperson for the Central …

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Judiciary Announces Arrests of Election Campaign Staff One Week After Rouhani’s Criticism

CHRI – A week after incumbent President Hassan Rouhani criticized Iran’s hardline judiciary, its spokesman has announced that dozens of government officials will face possible prosecution for unspecified election campaign violations. “More than 60 managers in the government and executive branch, including those at the city, county and provincial levels of government, have made election violations and their cases are …

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Iranian Women’s Rights Activists Use Elections as “Opportunities” to Put Forth Demands

CHRI – A member of the Women’s Citizenship Center, a non-governmental organization in Tehran, told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) that women’s rights activists are increasingly using their leverage as an important voting block to put forth their demands during elections. On May 6, 2017, more than 180 women’s rights activists signed a declaration stating their demands …

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Rouhani’s Attempt to Adopt UNESCO Educational Guidelines Emerges as 2017 Election Issue

CHRI – In the run-up to Iran’s presidential election on May 19, 2017, the country’s hardline supreme leader has strongly denounced the Rouhani government’s attempt to integrate guidelines from a UN agenda into the country’s educational system. Conservative voters have meanwhile been pointing to the document as alleged evidence of centrist President Hassan Rouhani’s so-called pro-Western beliefs. Rouhani is currently …

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