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Grandson of Iran’s Khomeini fails election appeal
Hassan Khomeini, grandson of the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, said Wednesday he had lost an appeal against his exclusion from elections for the powerful Assembly of Experts.
“Based on news we have received, Sayyad Hassan Khomeini’s qualification for candidacy for the Assembly of Experts has once again not been approved by the Guardian Council,” he wrote on instant messaging service Telegram.
The Guardian Council, a conservative-dominated committee that decides who can run for public office, has barred hundreds of candidates from standing for the assembly on February 26, the same day as parliamentary polls.
The Assembly of Experts monitors the work of Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and its 88 members may also be responsible for picking the 76-year-old’s eventual successor…
Khomeini, a cleric who has ties to reformist politicians, said last month he would appeal a Guardian Council decision to ban him from running.
“It’s a surprise to me and to many others that some of the honorable gentlemen in the Guardian Council couldn't establish I am qualified,” Khomeini had said…
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