In Iran, will the next president be a “second Raisi”?

Iran prepares to elect a new president in early elections on June 28, after the unexpected death of Ebrahim Raïssi in a helicopter accident. This election is closely followed by the press in Tehran while the participation rate and the presence of reform candidates constitute the main issues.

Will Ayatollah Khomeini concede a small opening? Where will he, through the Council of the Revolutionary Guards, once again lock in a crucial electoral deadline, at the risk of a massive drop in the participation rate? This is the question that some Iranian media are asking.

Initially scheduled for spring 2025, the ballot was brought forward to replace the ultra-conservative Raïssi, who died on May 19 in the north-west of Iran, notably in the company of the head of diplomacy Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.

Qualification of applications

The process begins this Thursday, May 30 in Tehran: for five days, candidates will have to formalize their application with the Ministry of the Interior. The candidacies will then be validated by June 11 by the Council of Guardians of the Constitution, an unelected body dominated by conservatives and responsible for overseeing the electoral process.

In 2021, he invalidated the candidacies of many reforming and moderate figures, allowing Raïssi, the candidate from the conservative and ultraconservative camp, to be easily elected in the first round. But, put off by these disqualifications at the source, many

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