Iran: Accusations fly as election day looms

In the closing days before Iranians cast their vote in the 19 May presidental election, it remains a three-horse race between the incumbent Hassan Rouhani, Tehran mayor Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf and fellow conservative Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi. With all three looking viable contenders, it is widely assumed that no-one will get more than 50% of the vote and a second round run-off will be needed. The main question is which hardline candidate Rouhani will be facing.

 

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