Sete candidatos aprovados no Irão
June 18, 2021 -
O Irão aprovou sete candidatos, sobretudo da linha dura, às eleições
presidenciais de 18 de junho, impedindo várias figuras de proa aliadas do presidente cessante Hassan Rouhani.
Judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi, who is linked to mass executions in 1988, is seen as the clear frontrunner. He’s the most-known candidate of the seven hopefuls, with opinion polling previously showing his anti-corruption campaign drew Iranian support. He’s also believed to be a favourite of Iran’s 82-year-old Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
But perhaps most notable was who Iran’s Guardian Council barred from running. Chief among them was former parliament speaker Ali Larijani, a conservative who allied with Rouhani in recent years. Larijani had been positioning himself as a pragmatic candidate who would back Rouhani’s signature 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. Diplomats in Vienna are now trying to negotiate a return of both Iran and the U.S. to the agreement.