Iran disqualifies Ahmadinejad from bid to regain presidency

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Six politicians given go-ahead to run in presidential election, which is likely to boil down to a three-man race on 19 May

Iran’s former hardline president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has been disqualified from running in Iran’s presidential elections next month, according to the final list of approved candidates announced on Thursday.

Iran’s interior ministry said that the guardian council – the group of influential jurists and clerics that vets all candidates – had approved six politicians to run, including the moderate incumbent, Hassan Rouhani.

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