AH­MADINE­JAD DIS­QUAL­I­FIED FROM ELEC­TION

Montreal Gazette - - WORLD -

Ira­nian state TV said Thurs­day that the body charged with vet­ting can­di­dates has dis­qual­i­fied former pres­i­dent Mah­moud Ah­madine­jad from run­ning in next month’s pres­i­den­tial elec­tion. It car­ried an In­te­rior Min­istry state­ment say­ing that Pres­i­dent Has­san Rouhani has been ap­proved to run for re-elec­tion, along with hard-line cleric Ebrahim Raisi. Ah­madine­jad had shocked the coun­try by reg­is­ter­ing last week.

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