Iran’s holding presidential elections. Here are the candidates to watch.

IranPolitik managing editor Farzan Sabet has written a new article for the Washington Post Monkey Cage:

Iran’s official month-long presidential campaign period kicked off last week in the run-up to the May 19 election. While former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s candidacy garnered international headlines, the real major development came when Ebrahim Raisi — touted as a potential successor to Iran’s aging supreme leader — entered the race.

Instead of a straightforward reelection campaign for Iran’s incumbent president, the question of supreme leader succession now looms over next month’s election.

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