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Rafsanjani announces he will run in Assembly of Experts elections

Reformist Iranian media has welcomed the news that Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani will run in the February 2016 elections.
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In an interview with the Iranian weekly Toloue Sobh, Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani officially announced that he will run for re-election to the Assembly of Experts in February. Rafsanjani called the assembly and the coinciding parliamentary elections “one of the most important elections,” adding, “anyone who has an Islamic and national responsibility must prepare themselves to have a presence in the elections.”

Rafsanjani, encouraging others to either run in the elections or vote in the elections, said, “It is not so that some will win and some will lose. The positive or negative result [of the elections] will come back to everyone.”

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