Rohollah Faghihi


Iran's Guardian Council approved six candidates to run in the May 19 presidential election. (photo by Hugo Goodridge/Al-Monitor)

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Iran’s Guardian Council announces presidential candidate list

Friday, Apr. 21, 2017 | Rohollah Faghihi, Contributor

The Guardian Council has given the green light to six candidates to run in Iran’s May 19 presidential election, with former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad being disqualified.

Raisi slams Iran state TV for coverage 'biased' toward Rouhani

Wednesday, Apr. 19, 2017 | Rohollah Faghihi, Contributor

Conservative presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi has attacked the Iranian state broadcaster for excessively covering President Hassan Rouhani’s speeches.

Is Tehran's mayor lobbying to be only conservative candidate?

Tuesday, Apr. 18, 2017 | Rohollah Faghihi, Contributor

While Iranian conservatives claim to have forged unity, a closer look indicates the opposite as Ebrahim Raisi’s supporters believe Tehran Mayor Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf is maneuvering to sideline him.

Ahmadinejad is running for president in Iran ... again

Thursday, Apr. 13, 2017 | Rohollah Faghihi, Contributor

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the unpredictable former Iranian president, has shocked everyone by registering to run for president against the supreme leader’s “advice" not to.

Iranian conservative coalition at risk of collapse

Tuesday, Apr. 11, 2017 | Rohollah Faghihi, Contributor

As Iran approaches its May 19 presidential vote, conservative candidates continue to show no indication of being ready to withdraw in favor of the leading contender of the camp.

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Rohollah Faghihi is a journalist who has worked for various Iranian media outlets. On Twitter: @FaghihiRohollah

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