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US News Iran elects its president, the UltraConservator Raissi shares winner

06:30  18 june  2021
06:30  18 june  2021 Source:   pressfrom.com

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 In Iraqi limbo, Iran's Kurdish refugees resigned to exile © Safin Hamed Moustafa Ibrahim, a Kurdish refugee from Iran, near Erbil, Iraq, June 9, 2021 sometimes blocked since from Decades in Iraqi Kurdistan For lack of papers, Kurdish refugees from Iran have eyes riveted to their country of origin where elections take place, without feeding great hopes for a change. In May, one of them, Behzad Mahmoudi, has immolated on fire in front of a UN building in Erbil, capital of the autonomous region.

Presidential elections are scheduled to be held in Iran in 2021. However, the elections can be held earlier under exceptional circumstances, such as the deposition, resignation or death of the president .

Iranians will elect a new president on Friday, with all but one of the four candidates to succeed Hassan Rouhani regarded as hardliners. A victory for one of the hardliners is not expected to derail talks in Vienna between Iran and world powers that are aimed at reviving the accord, which saw Iran agree to limit its nuclear programme in return for sanctions relief. Mr Rouhani, a moderate who sought to engage with the West, cannot stand for re- election because he has served two consecutive four-year terms.

Une Iranienne passe entre deux affiches du candidat à la présidentielle Ebrahim Raisi, à Téhéran le 17 juin 2021 © Atta Kenare An Iranian passes between two posters of the presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi, in Tehran on June 17, 2021

The Iranians designate Friday without great Friday Enthusiasm a new president on the occasion of an election that should devote the victory of the UltraConservant Ebrahim Raïssi.

The Supreme Guide Ali Khamenei opened the ballot by voting next to his offices a few minutes after 7:00 (02:30 GMT).

The Ayatollah Khamenei called his compatriots to accomplish their "duty" civic "as soon as possible", emphasizing "benefits on the international scene" that the country could derive from a high participation.

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 Presidential in Iran: Four candidates withdraw to two days of polling © Via Reuters - Wana News Agency A poster for the presidential election is visible on VALIASR Avenue in Tehran, June 16, 2021. The Campaign for the Presidential From June 18th in Iran ends in a dull atmosphere while several candidates among the seven retainers announced their withdrawal from the race. with our correspondent in Tehran, Siavosh Ghazi A reformer candidate and three ultra-conservative candidates withdrew from the race.

Women's rights activist enters presidential race. Election amid economic woes. Friday's vote will choose a successor to Iran 's moderate President Hassan Rouhani, who cannot run again after serving two consecutive four-year terms. He leaves office in August. Ultimate power in Iran lies with the supreme leader The revival of sanctions plunged the economy into recession, and Rouhani came under fire from ultraconservatives for having trusted the West. The country of 83 million is currently blocked by the US from selling its oil to and trading with much of the world. Watch video 06:26.

Iran is heading for presidential elections scheduled for June 18 that will determine a successor to the incumbent President Hassan Rouhani. The president is considered a moderate politician who led Iran into the 2015 nuclear deal. He cannot seek re- election since he is barred from running for a third consecutive term. The council is expected to publish the list of approved candidates by May 27, after which the election campaign will start. Think your friends would be interested? Share this story!

after three weeks of a dull election campaign, on the background of Ras-le-Bol General because of the serious economic crisis that strikes Iran, the authorities decided to extend the opening period of polling stations, Until midnight (19h30 GMT) with possible extension until 02:00 on Saturday.

It is officially to allow the greatest number, among the nearly 60 million Iranians of voting age, to go to the urns serenely while the country is hard hit by the Pandemic of Covid-19.

The definitive results of the poll are expected for Saturday at midday.

Believes the few available polls, with abstention could reach a unique level and exceed 57%.

Faced with calls to the boycott of the ballot relayed on social networks, Mr. Khamenei has called on several occasions in recent months his compatriots to participate in mass ballot to elect a "powerful president".

Presidential in Iran: Ebrahim Raisssi Favorite, Participation A real stake

 Presidential in Iran: Ebrahim Raisssi Favorite, Participation A real stake © Via Reuters - Wana News Agency A Tehran, voters manifest their support for the Conservative candidate Ebrahim Raisi. On June 16, 2021. A little more than 59 million Iranians are called to the polls this Friday, June 18 to elect their new president for a period of four years. The Constitutional Guardian Council, a supervisory body responsible for validating applications and supervising elections had only seven candidates.

Iranians head to the polls on Friday to elect a successor to outgoing President Hassan Rouhani. The state-linked Iranian Student Polling Agency most recently projected a 42 per cent turnout from the country’s 59 million eligible voters, which would be a historic low. Whoever wins the presidential race will face the unenviable task of trying to reform Iran ’s largely state-controlled economy, which has been hit especially hard by years of Western sanctions, the COVID-19 pandemic and high inflation.

But the election of an Iranian head of government currently under U.S. sanctions could alarm Washington and liberal Iranians , analysts of Iranian politics said, especially given President Joe Biden’s sharpened focus on human rights globally. “Raisi being elected will justify and legitimize America’s human rights sanctions against the Islamic Republic,” said Meir Javedanfar The election coincides with talks between Iran and six major powers to revive the nuclear accord, under which Tehran agreed to curbs on its nuclear programme in return for the lifting of international sanctions.

The UltraConservator Ebrahim Raisssi, Head of the 60-year-old judicial authority, is an archifori, for lack of competitors to his extent after the disqualification of his main political opponents.

In May, the Constitutional Guardians' Council, an unlewned organ responsible for the control of the presidential election, had authorized seven men to show up nearly 600 candidates.

But there are only four, after the withdrawal of three candidates Wednesday, two of whom have called to vote for Mr. Raïssi.

- "Choose by myself" -

The latter had got 38% of the votes four years ago.

It is opposed to a little known deputy, Amirhossein Ghazizadeh-Haschi, a former commander-in-chief of the Guardians of the Revolution, General Mohsen Rezai (who had obtained less than 11% of the votes in 2013) and a technocrat, Abdolnasse Hemmati, former president of the central bank.

"I love my country, but I do not accept these candidates," testifies to AFP Abolfazl, a sexagenarian blacksmith who had supported the 1979 Islamic Revolution but is disappointed that today "others choose in its place".

Make change in Iran expects

 Make change in Iran expects in the midst of the serious economic crisis and parallel to the nuclear calls, Iranians have chosen a new president. As a clear favorite, the ultraconservative judicial chief Ebrahim Raissi applies. © Ebrahim Noroozi / AP Photo / Picture Alliance Ebrahim Raissi At the vote - the ultraconservative judiciary is the new president in Iran? Your Browser Does Not Support This Video After 19 hours, the presidential election is finished in Iran .

On Friday, Iran will vote for its next president with hardliner Ebrahim Raisi expected to take the role after more moderate candidates were barred from running. 'He watched as guards threw my baby on the floor': How 'Butcher' Ebrahim Raisi oversaw brutal interrogations, torture and the execution of 30,000 political prisoners - as Iran prepares to make him president . Ebrahim Raisi is expected to become Iran 's next president after Friday election .

Supporters of presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi hold signs during a rally in Tehran, Iran , Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Iran ’s clerical vetting committee has allowed just seven candidates for the Friday, June 18, ballot, nixing prominent reformists and key allies of President Hassan Rouhani. Iran describes itself as an Islamic Republic. It holds elections and has elected representatives passing laws and governing on behalf of its people, though the supreme leader has the final say on all state matters.

of the remarks that reflect a frequently expressed point of view and that, despite the denials of the authorities, the election is played in advance or even organized to ensure the victory of Mr. Raïssi.

"For the first time since the founding of the Islamic Republic, the election of the president will be without real competition", writes the former Ambassador of France Michel Duclos, in a blog note for the Montaigne Institute.

The Chairman has limited prerogatives in Iran, where most of the power is in the hands of the Supreme Guide.

The outgoing President, the moderate Hassan Rohani, can not be represented this year after two consecutive four-year mandates.

Its balance sheet is tainted by the failure of its opening policy after the United States denunciation in 2018 of the Iranian Nuclear Agreement concluded three years earlier in Vienna.

- Discontent and defiance -

The discontent and the distrust of the authorities are expressed more and more in the face of the serious economic and social crisis caused by the recovery of the American sanctions that followed the exit of the United States of the Vienna Agreement.

In the winter of 2017-2018 and November 2019, two waves of protest parties of socio-economic demands of the popular classes were violently repressed.

For the opposition in exile and NGOs, Mr. Raïssi is the incarnation of the repression and his name associated with the massive executions of left inmates in 1988, drama in which he denies any participation.

The priority of the next president should be the recovery of the economy.

On this point, all candidates agree that this must necessarily go through the lifting of American sanctions imposed under the Trump Presidency, subject to the current negotiations in the Austrian capital to save the Vienna Agreement by reintegrating the United States.

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