Posted: Jun 10, 2021 10:15 AM
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While the showy presidential election campaign in Iran is underway among the seven candidates who have passed the Guardian Council filter, and so far there have been two public debates between these candidates, due to the widespread boycott of this election, these debates have been ignored by the majority of people.
Given the bitter experience that the leader of the regime, Ali Khamenei, had first in 2009 in the aftermath of that election campaign and televised debates, he stressed from the beginning that this year there should not be bipolar elections. As a result, his appointed Guardian Council disqualified major candidates, such as former parliament speaker, Ali Larijani, and former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and did not allow them to run in the elections in order to prevent any candidate from becoming a polar rival for Khamenei’s popular candidate, Ibrhim Raisi. This was also done to avoid another riot in the streets of Iranian cities.
This, however, raised many questions within the regime; for