Election

Ali Safavi, Washington Examiner, 19 May 2017

Friday’s presidential election in Iran represents anything but a genuine process like that expected by the average American. In Iran’s theocratic state, the supreme leader (a cleric called vali-e faqih) enjoys…

As the Iranian elections approach quickly, NCRIUS has published an informative book about the corruption that occurs throughout the election process.
Presidential Elections in Iran: Changing Faces; Status Quo Policies reviews the past 11 presidential elections, demonstrating that the…

Soona Samsami, The Hill, 14 April 2017

Last week, Ebrahim Raisi, a potential successor to the Iranian regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, announced his candidacy for the May presidential elections. At this stage, therefore, the two main contenders…

NCRI, 11 April 2017

An expert panel met with the U.S. Senate to discuss Iran’s upcoming ‘elections’ and the role of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in the Middle East. Various officials within the U.S. have been…

Siavosh Hosseini, The Media Express, 11 April 2017

During a panel discussion of experts on the Middle East held by the U.S. Senate, there was a discussion about the influence of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and…