The 2021 Iran Presidential Elections: Prospects and Expectations

This info-pack explores the contours of the political dynamics in Iran ahead of the June 18 presidential elections.

On June 18, Iran is scheduled to hold presidential elections following Hassan Rouhani’s eight year tenure. With the ongoing nuclear talks in Vienna and the country’s deteriorating economic situation the significance of these elections are magnified. This info-pack explores the contours of the political dynamics in Iran ahead of the June 18 presidential polls. Following a brief account of Rouhani’s presidency, the presidential candidates and those barred from taking part in the elections will be examined. Finally, an assessment of the challenges facing the new president will be discussed.

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