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Iran: Qom divided over presidential candidates

Iran: Qom divided over presidential candidates

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—A damaging row at the Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom has broken out over support for presidential candidates, though one some senior member of the society claim that the dispute is not critical. The organization was founded before the 1979...
Candidate Profile: Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf

Candidate Profile: Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf

At the age of 19, Qalibaf participated in the Iran–Iraq War and was soon appointed commander of a division despite his youth. After the war, he was appointed the deputy commander of the Resistance Force and Basij troops, and began climbing the ranks of the Iranian...
Iran: Rouhani and Aref to form coalition

Iran: Rouhani and Aref to form coalition

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—In what may prove to be a boost for Iran’s beleaguered reformists, the two liberal-leaning candidates for the upcoming presidential election have reportedly agreed to form a coalition to avoid splitting the reformist vote. The two candidates,...