Ah­madine­jad dis­qual­i­fied from pres­i­den­tial race:

The Washington Post - - THE WORLD -

Ira­nian Pres­i­dent Has­san Rouhani and ri­val Ebrahim Raisi were ap­proved to run in May’s pres­i­den­tial elec­tion by a vet­ting body. But former pres­i­dent Mah­moud Ah­madine­jad was dis­qual­i­fied, state me­dia re­ported Thurs­day. The ap­proval of Rouhani, a mod­er­ate, and Raisi, a hard-liner, sets up a show­down be­tween ri­val camps. Ah­madine­jad, who re­mains a po­lar­iz­ing fig­ure, shocked the coun­try by reg­is­ter­ing last week. Supreme Leader Ay­a­tol­lah Ali Khamenei had pre­vi­ously urged him not to run.

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