The Foreign Desk

Explainer 271: Who is Iran’s next president?

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23 June 2021

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Ebrahim Raisi has been elected as the next president of Iran. The former judiciary head enjoys backing from the hardline revolutionary camp and is set to take over from the moderate outgoing President Rouhani in early August. Who is the conservative leader? What does he stand for? And what are his presidential ambitions?

23 June 2021

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