Iranians offered a choice of moderate or hardline president, as Pezeshkian squares up to Jalili

Issue 1189 - 03 Jul 2024 | 4 minute read

Former health minister Massoud Pezeshkian, the only moderate allowed to run in the snap presidential election on 28 June, topped the ballot and secured a place in a run-off vote against hardliner Saeed Jalili. However, a new record low for turnout shows how disengaged most Iranians have become from the political process

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