Shadow candidate in Iranian election overshadows Rouhani

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Eshaq Jahangiri, who entered race to help defend incumbent’s achievements, wins plaudits for bold and outspoken campaign

A candidate who entered the Iranian election race to help his boss, President Hassan Rouhani, is emerging as a favourite of reformists for his bold and outspoken campaign, even though he is ultimately expected to step aside.

Eshaq Jahangiri, the first vice-president, made clear when he registered as a candidate for the top job that he was “supplementing” and not challenging the incumbent – indicating his campaign was a tactical move aimed at defending Rouhani’s achievements.

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