Episode 3 - Nominations are In: Who are the Candidates? Who Will be Approved? Who has no Chance?

The deadline for the nomination of candidates for Iran’s Presidential Election in June 18 has ended, and now the period of vetting by the Guardian Council takes place. In this episode, Dr Elham Naeej and Dr Ali Mozaffari join Dr James Barry to discuss all of the main candidates, including the favourites to get through (Ebrahim Raisi, Ali Larijani), some interesting “maybe” candidates (Rostam Ghasemi, Mohsen Hashemi) and some colourful “no chance” candidates (Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Saeed Mohammad). This week’s guest is Dr Ali Fathollah-Nejad, who tackles some of the key questions of this election season, including how the diminished role of the President causes voter apathy, and the causes and trajectory of the decline of the Reformist faction.

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The Iran Election 1400 weekly podcast is brought to you by the Middle East Studies Forum at the Alfred Deakin Institute, Deakin University. Join Dr James Barry, along with weekly guests, for analysis of the complex theatre of the Iranian presidential election season, its processes, personalities, issues, consequences and outcomes. Podcast launch is May 7, 2021. Election June 18, 2021. For up-to-date news and analysis of the election, visit: http://www.mesf.org.au/news-and-analysis/ For an outline of the key candidates, visit: http://www.mesf.org.au/candidates/