Iranian politics shaken by death of President Raisi in helicopter crash

Issue 1187 - 20 May 2024 | 1 minute read

President Ebrahim Raisi, foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and other officials were killed when the helicopter they were travelling in crashed in poor weather in East Azerbaijan province on 19 May. New presidential elections are due to take place within 50 days, amid other major questions for Iran’s political-religious elite.

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