Iran Presidential Election 2017: All you need to know about the candidates and the issues

On Friday, Iran goes to the polls to elect its next president. History favors incumbent Hassan Rouhani – Iran’s president since 1981 each won re-election – but there are signs of trouble in the future.
The election is widely seen as a referendum on the nuclear deal struck with world powers, led by the Rouhani administration. Iran agreed to limit its uranium enrichment in exchange for the lifting of some economic sanctions.
Iran has already resumed crucial oil exports to Europe and has reached the conclusion of 1 billion agreements to buy passenger aircraft, but the effects have not yet been passed to the majority of Iranians, creating an opening of The difficulty that Lers Rouhani felt gave too much.
It is moderate. The signing of his government was the negotiation of a nuclear agreement with the world powers, the revival of a frozen economy and inflation in a single digit.
He is a cleric and a hardline judge. He was involved in the mass execution of thousands of prisoners in 1988. He is also the favorite of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader. According to a Bloomberg report, Khamenei, in a speech in Raisi’s hometown, attacked the state of the Iranian economy. The importance of this was lost in person.
Raisi also has the support of two large clerical bodies who refused to support anyone in the last presidential election. He pledged to support the poor with a monthly cash payment of $ 65, which is roughly one-sixth of what a sick worker in a month.
What this happens? In the words of a former analyst of US policy: the economy, the economy, the economy.
Let us examine the Rouhani economy. Although Rouhani likes to boast about the benefits of the nuclear deal he hit with the United States, Iran’s average has not actually seen or felt its benefits. The statistics support this claim.
According to an Al Jazeera report, since he took office, Rouhani cut inflation to 6.5 percent from 40 percent in 2013, which was acclaimed by economists. On the other hand, Iran has recorded an increase of 12.5 percent growth.
However, the unemployment rate between men and women is now 21.8 and 10.4% respectively. For youth, unemployment reached 30 percent. This is sure to weigh heavily on the minds of voters. During the televised presidential debates, Raisi uses the popular rhetoric beating Rouhani for Iran’s slow economic economy
While Rouhani said the nuclear deal has brought stability, peace and prosperity to the Iranian economy, his demands were compromised by US President Donald Trump, who threatened to break the nuclear deal and impose sanctions on Iran. If Raisi takes power, the future of the nuclear deal and peace in western Asia could be at stake.

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