2017 Iran Elections


This young Iranian rapper may have cost Raisi the presidency

Thursday, Jun. 1, 2017 | Holly Dagres, Contributor

Iranians wonder whether hard-line presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi’s attempt to attract young voters by meeting with an underground rapper cost him the election.

Iran questions US pivot back to region as Europe embraces Rouhani

Friday, May. 26, 2017 | Saeid Jafari, Contributor

While the United States is increasingly engaged in a war of words with Iran, the bigger story may be the impact Washington’s more hawkish line may have on Europe’s approach toward Tehran and the consequences of a suggested US pivot back to the Middle East not materializing.

Iran's election results a win-win for Khamenei

Thursday, May. 25, 2017 | Alireza Ramezani, Contributor

Even though the conservative candidate in Iran's presidential candidate did not win, Ayatollah Khamenei is looking for ways to spin the election as a victory for the conservatives.

In wake of Rouhani's win, conservative rivals vow to remain on scene

Sunday, May. 21, 2017 | Arash Karami, Contributor

While President Hassan Rouhani’s victory was called a landslide by some, Iran’s conservatives will give the president a tough fight in implementing campaign promises.

On election day, Iranians divided over future of country

Friday, May. 19, 2017 | Ali Hashem, Columnist

Polls close after Iranians turn out in large numbers to cast their votes in the 2017 presidential election.

Meet Iran’s potential next first ladies

Friday, May. 19, 2017 | Zahra Alipour, Contributor

Though some progress has been made since Iranian presidential candidate's wives first stepped into the campaign spotlight in 2009, they still do not fully participate in their husbands’ campaigns.

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