Limited choice: former head of Iran’s judiciary, Ebrahim Raisi, is seen as the runaway favourite to win the 2021 election.
The election result seems a foregone conclusion, but the country’s political future is far from certain.
A poster of Ebrahim Raisi, the conservative head of the judiciary, who is frontrunner to be Iran’s next president.
Ahead of June 18 presidential elections, a new survey found that only around a quarter of Iranians plan to vote.
Two men watch Ebrahim Raisi, the conservative frontrunner in Iran’s elections, in a televised presidential debate.
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A view of Tehran, with its mix of traditional and modern design.
Without protection, Iran’s spectacular American- and Italian-designed mid-century structures will be reduced to dust, beams and concrete blocks.
Will President Rouhani, who has spoken up for gender equality, give women a chance in his second term?
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Iran’s economic recovery and reintegration into the global economy have become key electoral topics.
A supporter of Raisi at a rally in Tehran, Iran on May 16, 2017.
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President is not the most important leadership role in Iran. The election is not completely democratic. That said, there’s a pretty competitive contest happening.
Iranians want their country to remain open to economic and social opportunities, including by looking to the West.
Jobs and labour rights are at the centre of the candidates’ campaigns in the Iranian presidential election.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends parliament.
Trump’s tough rhetoric is bad news for Iran’s moderates.
Economic perceptions may decide Rouhani’s fate.
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Rouhani’s conservative rivals are exploiting growing pessimism about the economy, increasing the odds that someone more hostile to the West might become Iran’s next president.
Can Rouhani shake his shadow?
The Iranian president will finally get a parliament that backs his reforms. But much still stands in his way.
The suffering of the Iranian people is a moral and an economic issue that Australia can help to solve.
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Over recent months, Iran has become the largest source of asylum seekers arriving in Australia, with more than 5,000 having arrived this year, amounting to about one-third of the total. While the debate…
‘One hand’: Once again it is the military which is calling the shots in Egypt.
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In the past four weeks, a major political earthquake seems to have hit the Middle East, where three key regional constituencies: Iran, Qatar and Egypt, experienced more or less unexpected changes of leadership…
Safe pair of hands: Rowhani in nuclear negotiations in 2003.
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In the past 10 days big crowds of Iranians have taken to the streets to celebrate two things. The outpouring of joy for the unexpected first-round victory of Hassan Rowhani in the presidential election…
Word of god: the Qur'an is the source of much of the Sharia..
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As Iranians go to the polls to elect a new president, new research suggests they have misgivings about the role of religious figures in the government of the country. But, as the US-based Pew Research…