The Constitutional Council of Guardians invalidated nearly 600 candidatures for the presidential election of the Islamic Republic of Iran to be held on 18 June 2021 – among them, those of two former allies who have become adversaries, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Ali Laridjani.
Abdolnasser Hemmati, governor of the central bank,
Saïd Jalili, former secretary general of the Supreme National Security Council,
Mohsen Mehralizadeh, former vice-president,
General Mohsen Rézaï, former commander-in-chief of the Revolutionary Guards,
Ebrahim Raïssi, Head of the Judicial Authority,
Aliréza Zakani, deputy.
Everything seems to have been done to favor Ebrahim Raïssi, who leads in a Fars agency poll by 72.5%. He was indicated as the possible successor of Guide Ali Khamenei, to whom he is very close.