Who are the contenders to be Iran’s next president?

Issue 1188 - 19 Jun 2024 | 3 minute read

The slate of six candidates in Iran’s presidential election includes just one reformist figure, although one of the others – Mostafa Pourmohammadi – is seen as a relatively moderate conservative.

Only three of the candidates look like genuine contenders: hardliners Saeed Jalili and Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf and the only reformist figure Masoud Pezeshkian.

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