Asre Iran listed eight players who had a key role in Rouhani’s victory, including Rouhani himself, Hashemi Rafsanjani, Mohammad Khatami (former Iranian President and leader of the Green Movement) and the other candidates: Mohammad Reza Aref (withdrew in favor of Rouhani), Qalibaf (Tehran Mayor), Velayati (former Foreign Minister and Supreme Leader’s Advisor on International Affairs) and Saeed Jalili (favorite of the Supreme Leader and head of the nuclear negotiations team). According to Asre Iran, Jalili’s candidacy encouraged many sectors of the population to vote for the opposing party. Many citizens feared the election of a candidate from the same known extremist current who would continue the path of Ahmadinejad’s government, with a different style. Had Jalili not been a candidate, many would hot have had concerns and would not have come out to vote for Rouhani.
The 8 who contributed to Rouhani’s victory
- Published: 2 years ago on Monday, 17 June 2013
- By: Iran Daily Brief
- Last Modified: June 17, 2013 @ 2:46 pm
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