Middle East

Iran election: Vote count under way after high turnout

Voting extended for five hours in key election as President Hassan Rouhani faces challenge by Ebrahim Raisi.

Iranians vote in presidential election

Iran 2017 Elections

Iranians head to the polls for presidential vote

President Hassan Rouhani, a moderate, is facing off against conservative frontrunner Ebrahim Raisi.

Iranians head to the polls for presidential vote

Middle East

Iran supreme leader calls election rhetoric 'unworthy'

Supreme leader denounces heated rhetoric and calls for high voter turnout as candidates hold last rallies ahead of poll.

Opinion

Iran's battleground: Supreme Leader vs President

Friday's election will determine the future of the supreme leader and the survival chances of the reform movement.

Massoumeh Torfeh

by Massoumeh Torfeh

Massoumeh Torfeh

Opinion

Are elections in Iran an exercise in futility?

The state may use the election to maintain its charade of legitimacy, but the nation will use it to air its voice.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Opinion

Iran's presidential election puts populism to the test

In Iran the populists aren't overturning the establishment, they are the establishment.

Roxane Farmanfarmaian

by Roxane Farmanfarmaian

Roxane Farmanfarmaian

Opinion

Iran's election: It's not about moderates or hardliners

Presidential election is going to determine whether the rationalisation and normalisation of Iran is going to continue.

Saeid Golkar

by Saeid Golkar

Saeid Golkar