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INU - On Thursday, it was reported that former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had been forced out of the campaign for the forthcoming presidential election, scheduled to take place on May 19 along with elections for a number of local government positions

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INU - The Iranian elections, due to be held on 19th May, are coming at a time that is critical for the Iranian regime. Firstly, the fear of uprising in Iran is reaching a critical level and authorities are scared there will be a repeat of the 2009 protests. Secondly, regarding international relations – especially with the US – the Islamic Republic is in a situation where it needs to either be open to negotiations or prepare for confrontation. Thirdly, the succession of the current Supreme Leader is something that will play a big role in the choice for the next President of Iran.

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INU - On Saturday, the Associated Press reported upon commentary that had been delivered by former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad regarding the US missile strike on Syria’s Al Shayrat air base. His remarks followed upon numerous statements that have been issued by current Iranian officials since the April 6 strike, which was motivated by reports of a Syrian chemical gas attack that killed at least 80 people in a civilian area.

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INU - There are two main players in the Iranian presidential elections which are due to take place next month. Hassan Rouhani, the current President of the Islamic Republic, is fighting for a second term. Ebrahim Raisi, his new contender, has an extremely bloody history – the most notable of which was his presence on the death committee of the 1988 massacre of political prisoners.

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INU - Next month, Iran will hold yet another sham election. Looking at the candidates, we can see they are all the same in terms of having made a career out of suppressing the Iranian people. In fact, this is precisely why they have been allowed by the Supreme Leader to run for the presidency.

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By INU Staff 

INU - On Friday, four days after candidate registration for the country’s forthcoming elections was opened, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani officially filed to stand for reelection on May 19. The previous day, Rouhani’s predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad shocked the political establishment and much of the world by registering as a candidate himself, which he is permitted to do after taking a one-term gap after serving his two terms from 2005 to 2013.

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