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Raeesi 2017, Or Ahmadinejad Redux?

In the run up to the 2017 election, the emergence of Ebrahim Raeesi as the most likely candidate to defeat President Hassan Rouhani has drawn comparisons with the surge of support for Ahmadinejad in 2005. But how much do the two elections really have in common, and how likely is Raeesi to become the next president of Iran?
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Iran Election Explainer

The May 19 vote will be the first stage, with a possible runoff vote if none of the candidates wins a simple majority of 50 percent +1 of the votes. All voting is to be concluded before the start of the holy month of Ramadan on May 26. Continue reading

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