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Iranian media say 3 heavyweights barred from June presidential polls

Three of the best-known candidates in Iran’s June presidential elections, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Ali Larijani and Eshaq Jahangiri, have been barred from working, Iranian media talked about Tuesday.

First reported by ultraconservative Fars data firm, the trio’s disqualification by the conservative-dominated Guardian Council received right here days sooner than campaigning begins for the June 18 poll to succeed President Hassan Rouhani.

Iranian media had broadly predicted a showdown between conservative former parliament speaker Larijani, an advisor to supreme chief Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and ultraconservative judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi.

However not like Raisi, Larijani didn’t perform on what Fars talked about was an

of seven candidates accepted by the Guardian Council, which has veto power over election hopefuls.

Reformists had pinned their hopes on Jahangiri, first vice-president to Rouhani.

Firebrand ex-president Ahmadinejad had been anticipated to be disqualified.

Accepted candidates on the itemizing reported by Fars moreover embrace ex-Revolutionary Guards chief Main Basic Mohsen Rezai, ultraconservative former nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili and central monetary establishment governor Abdolnasser Hemmati.

The completely different three on the itemizing had been the reformist ex-vice president Mohsen Mehralizadeh, and ultraconservative MPs Alireza Zakani and Amirhossein Ghazizadeh-Hashemi.

The Guardian Council’s spokesman Abbas Ali Kadkhodaee moreover talked about that “solely seven of the presidential candidates have been certified by the council”, in step with the council’s site.

He had earlier suggested ISNA data firm that the final word itemizing “have to be introduced by the inside ministry”.

That’s predicted to happen on Wednesday or Thursday.

Barred candidates have until midnight Tuesday night to enchantment. These accepted are allowed to start campaigning from Could 28.

Beneath the Islamic republic’s construction, Rouhani is barred from working for a third consecutive time interval.

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