Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Monday, March 16, 2009

Iran's presidential campaign

Iran's Khatami withdraws from presidential vote

"Iran's moderate former president Muhammad Khatami on Monday withdrew his candidacy from the country's June presidential election, a close ally said.

"'He has decided to withdraw ... but he will back another moderate candidate who will be announced shortly in a statement by Khatami,' the ally, who declined to be named, said..."

See also: Electoral Politics in Iran

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