Thursday, May 18, 2017

Narrowing Election In Iran And The Survival Of The Reform Movement

Iran's battleground: Supreme Leader vs the President

Although the incumbent president, Hassan Rouhani, still has a strong lead in Iran's presidential elections, the latest opinion polls reveal that his main rival, Ebrahim Raisi, is narrowing the gap. Raisi, the preferred candidate of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), is a former member of Iran's judiciary. He also is the guardian of the shrine of…