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Iran's new administration faces accusations of nepotism

The issue has even caused dissatisfaction among members of President Ebrahim Raisi's own hardliner camp
Iran protest

Less than four months after Ebrahim Raisi assumed the presidency in Iran, widespread nepotism has sparked criticism even among his own Principalist camp.

On Nov. 16, Raisi reacted to the accusations for the first time in an open session of the parliament to discuss the proposed Minister of Education, Massoud Fayazi — the son-in-law of Alireza Zakani, a hardline politician who resigned in the run up to June 18 presidential elections in Raisi’s favor.

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