No Easy Path for Rouhani’s Reelection in Iran

April 18, 2017

Geopolitical Monitor

rouhanikrem, public domain, Kremlin.ru - http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/54119

 

Summary

With the candidate list now closed, it appears as though President Rouhani – and the nuclear deal he championed – will face a challenge when Iranians head to the polls in presidential elections on May 19. And though President Trump has yet to follow through on his campaign pledge to ‘rip up’ the Iran nuclear deal, a conservative president in Tehran could seize the initiative and do it himself.

 

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