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Iran's Presidential Candidates

  • VOA News

Six men are vying to become Iran's next president in the June 14 election. Their candidacies were approved by Iran's Guardian Council - a group of clerics and jurists that vets potential candidates.

To win, a candidate must get 50 percent of the vote. If no one succeeds after the initial vote, a runoff election will be scheduled a week later.

The list is dominated by ultraconservative loyalists of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Western analysts consider Saeed Jalili, Iran’s current chief nuclear negotiator, as the front-runner.


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