Iran presidential elections: Tehran mayor drops out to back hardliner

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Mohammad-Baghar Ghalibaf steps aside to boost campaign of Ebrahim Raisi against reformist incumbent Hassan Rouhani

Tehran’s mayor has dropped out of Iran’s presidential election, allowing hardliners to a coalesce around a powerful conservative in the fight against the reformist-backed incumbent, Hassan Rouhani.

Mohammad-Baghar Ghalibaf, who has twice before been defeated in presidential elections, issued a statement on Monday saying he was stepping aside to bolster the campaign of hardliner Ebrahim Raisi.

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