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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Iran hardliners struggle to present united front ahead of poll

Iran hardliners struggle to present united front ahead of poll:

"Shortly after Ebrahim Raisi was confirmed as a hardline candidate for Iran’s presidential election, he revealed a surprise weapon in his campaign armoury: his wife. In a move almost unheard of for a conservative cleric running for political office, Mr Raisi posted a video on social media in which he lauded Jamileh Alamolhoda, a professor at Shahid Beheshti University, as a successful career woman. “If I go home and she’s not there, I don’t mind. If there is no supper, I don’t mind,” Mr Raisi says in the video, a picture of Ms Alamolhoda appearing at the end. “I genuinely believe that her work helps her and the country . . . and she is having an impact.”"



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