19 May '17, 7pm

the Revolutionary Guard’s long shadow over Iran’s presidential election https://t.co/a3RXLEcGlp

Iranians head to the polls today to choose between “bad and worse” in yet another unfair-and-unfree presidential election. The primary challenger, Ebrahim Raisi – who is considered a frontrunner to succeed Khamenei – has received the support of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps – the protector of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s Islamic revolution who have long cast a dark shadow over the country. The Guard’s political interference has at times been so blatant that incumbent President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday publicly called on it not to meddle. During the final debate last week, Rouhani criticized the Guards for mobilizing support for Raisi. Some in the West point to this as proof that Rouhani is the “lesser of two evils,” yet the political effect of this difference is minimal: Rouhani cannot overcome the Guards and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on matters of foreign an...

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