Iran Presidential Election 2021: Today i.e. on June 18, 2021, voting for the Presidential post has started in Iran. In this election, the country’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei formally started the voting process by casting the first vote. Voting began at 7 am local time.
Judiciary chief Ibrahim Raisi’s claim strong
Judiciary chief Ibrahim Raisi’s claim is considered strong in these elections. For information, let us tell you that Raisi is considered very close to Iran’s supreme religious leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Due to frustration and anger among the people of Iran with the administration of outgoing President Hassan Rouhani, the position of hardliners in the election looks strong this time.
Let us tell you that Iran signed a nuclear deal with the world’s powerful countries in 2015 under Rouhani’s leadership. During this time Iran was to limit its nuclear program in exchange for the relaxation of its sanctions, but in 2018 former US President Donald Trump pulled his country out of the deal. After which the situation regarding the agreement remained unclear. After this, Iran’s already deteriorating economy was worsened by the closure of international oil sales, rising inflation, and weakening of the currency.