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presidential candidates

Moderate cleric Rafsanjani warns against “extremists”

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the head of Iran’s Expediency Council, has warned against “extremists…trying to persist in the mistakes of the past eight years.” » read more

Detained opposition leaders stay silent on election

Zahra Mousavi, the daughter of opposition leaders MirHosein Mousavi and Zahra Rahnavard, reports that her parents are declining to make any comments on the approaching election. » read more

Ahmadinejad aide appeals for run at presidency

Esfandiar Rahim Mashai has appealed to Iran’s Supreme Leader to let him join the race for president after his disqualification by the Guardian Council. » read more

Single candidate chosen to represent reformists

The top reformist group Executives Party has announced that reformists have chosen Hassan Rohani to represent the reformist coalition in the presidential election. » read more

Candidate Rohani may face belated disqualification

Iranian media report that the Guardian Council may belatedly disqualify reformist candidate Hassan Rohani from running for president. » read more

Reformist candidate’s campaign workers arrested

Reports from Tehran indicate that a number of participants in campaign events for reformist presidential candidate Hassan Rohani were arrested on Saturday in Tehran. » read more

Khatami calls on reformist candidates to unite

Former president Mohammad Khatami has called for a coalition of the two reformist presidential candidates, saying such a collaboration would exemplify “putting principle ahead of individual issues” and lift society’s spirits. » read more

Candidates criticize Jalili over nuclear negotiations

The third round of debate among the eight Iranian presidential hopefuls became a scene of debate over Iran’s nuclear program. » read more

Candidates criticized for debate comments

Iranian media and some top political figures have condemned presidential candidates for painting a dim picture of the state of the country. » read more

Candidates debate cultural issues in new format

The second round of presidential candidate debates was aired on Iranian state television on June 5 with a focus on cultural and social issues. » read more