Iran electoral watchdog hints at Rafsanjani rejection




 
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Iran electoral watchdog hints at Rafsanjani rejection
 
May 20th, 2013  
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Iran electoral watchdog hints at Rafsanjani rejection
By Yeganeh Torbati DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's electoral watchdog said on Monday it would bar physically feeble candidates from running for president, in an apparent hint that it could disqualify 78-year-old former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani from the race. Rafsanjani, if he is allowed to run, would be a significant challenge to conservative hardliners who are ultra-loyal to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and who otherwise dominate the field for the June 14 presidential election. ...




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