Iran elections

Hard-line judiciary head wins Iran presidency as turnout low

Iran's outgoing moderate President Hassan Rouhani said his successor had been elected in the previous day's vote, without naming the widely expected winner, Raisi.

published on : 19th June 2021

Iran votes in presidential election tipped in hard-liner's favour

State-linked opinion polling and analysts put hard-line judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi as the dominant front-runner in a field of just four candidates.

published on : 18th June 2021

Many Iranians fear vote will underscore their powerlessness

Consumed by fear of future economic decline, Fatemeh Rekabi, a 29-year-old accountant, believes there’s no candidate worth voting for.

published on : 14th June 2021

No trust left in candidates, uncertain future: Voices of Iranians ahead of the presidential election

Hopefuls are running to replace the term-limited President Hassan Rouhani, whose promises of a bright economic future withered as Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers collapsed.

published on : 14th June 2021

Iran judiciary chief stages 1st campaign rally despite virus

Ebrahim Raisi, Iran's hard-line judiciary chief, toured the oil-rich southwestern Khuzestan province and addressed some 5,000 supporters at a sprawling football stadium in the city of Ahvaz.

published on : 10th June 2021

Iran presidential candidate says he's willing to potentially meet Joe Biden if he wins election

Former Iranian Central Bank chief Abdolnasser Hemmati stressed that an American return to Iran's tattered nuclear deal was key to any possible relationship amid the wider tensions in the Mideast.

published on : 9th June 2021

Ex-Iran parliament speaker Ali Larijani registers to run for president

Ali Larijani became the first high-profile candidate to potentially back the policies of the outgoing administration that reached Tehran's now-tattered nuclear deal with world powers.

published on : 15th May 2021

Iran state TV says Ahmadinejad will run in presidential race

Ahmadinejad in recent years has tried to polish his hardline image into a more centrist candidacy, criticizing the government for mismanagement.

published on : 12th May 2021