Conflict & Justice

Iran's Presidential Race Heats Up

The deadline for candidates to register for Iran's upcoming presidential election passed this weekend, with two surprise entrants signing up at the last minute.

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Anchor Marco Werman gets an update on the candidate lineup from Iranian journalist Shirin Jaafari.

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    Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani attends Iran's Assembly of Experts' biannual meeting in Tehran March 8, 2011. Rafsanjani lost his position on Tuesday as head of an important state clerical body after hardliners criticised him for being too close to the reformist opposition. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR2JLGP



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    Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (R) and First Vice President Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei attend a ceremony in Tehran July 22, 2009. Ahmadinejad, re-elected for a second four-year term in a disputed presidential vote last month, has come under fire from fellow conservatives and hardliners for appointing Mashaie last Thursday.
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