Saeid Jafari

Tehran Mayor Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf (L) clasps the hand of Iranian presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi during a campaign rally at Imam Khomeini Mosque in Tehran, May 16, 2017. Ghalibaf withdrew from the presidential race May 15 and threw his support to fellow conservative Raisi. (photo by ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

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After his withdrawal from presidential race, who will get Tehran mayor's votes?

Thursday, May. 18, 2017 | Saeid Jafari, Contributor

Although Tehran Mayor Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf has withdrawn from the presidential race and urged his supporters to back fellow conservative Ebrahim Raisi, there are doubts about voters heeding his call.

Do Iran's conservatives have a foreign policy agenda?

Wednesday, May. 17, 2017 | Saeid Jafari, Contributor

While Iran's 2013 presidential election focused primarily on foreign policy issues, this year's election is all about the economy.

Why Tehran's mayor just can’t seem to win over Iranian voters

Tuesday, May. 16, 2017 | Saeid Jafari, Contributor

Are Tehran Mayor Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf’s constant transformations responsible for the premature end of his third bid for the Iranian presidency in the past 12 years?

Will bigger cash handouts land conservatives Iranian presidency?

Friday, May. 5, 2017 | Saeid Jafari, Contributor

Iranian conservative presidential candidates continue their strategy of making promises focused on increasing monthly cash subsidy payments and creating millions of jobs.

Who wanted Iran’s presidential debates to be prerecorded?

Monday, May. 1, 2017 | Saeid Jafari, Contributor

Iran has held the first of three rounds of televised presidential debates ahead of the May 19 vote — but not without controversy about whether they should be aired live.

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Saeid Jafari is an Iranian journalist and Middle East analyst. He has worked for such Iranian publications as Aseman, Khordad, Mosalas and Mehrnameh. He is the editor of the international and diplomatic section of the weekly Seda in addition to working for Khabar Online. Jafari has also published English-language articles in Iran Review. On Twitter: @jafariysaeid

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