Skip to comments.Rafsanjani seeks return to Iranís political limelight
Posted on 05/11/2013 10:11:55 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Irans former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who registered on Saturday for next months presidential election, is disliked among regime hardliners for criticizing the crackdown that followed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's disputed re-election in 2009.
This pragmatic moderate, who in 2011 lost the post of head of the Assembly of Experts that supervises the activities of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has never hidden his intense opposition to Ahmadinejad who beat him in the 2005 presidential election.
Rafsanjanipresident from 1989 to 1997is considered to favor rapprochement with the West.
He played an important role in the election of the reformist Mohammad Khatami, who succeeded him to the presidency (1997-2005).
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Gotta be 100.
The presidency was stripped of important powers during the term in office of Ahmednutjob’s predecessor/Rafsanjani’s successor. Thanks Olog-hai.