Video Duration 24 minutes 50 seconds
From: Inside Story

What to expect from Iran’s presidential election?

Hardline judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi is favourite among seven candidates to win Iran’s June 18 presidential election.

Only seven of the hundreds of people who applied to run for the Iranian presidency were approved by its election watchdog.

The contentious elimination process has helped the prospects of hardline judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi – who is favoured to win.

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says some of those rejected were “wronged”.

But will Iran’s foreign policy change under a new president?

Presenter: Peter Dobbie


Mostafa Khoshcheshm – Journalist and Iran affairs analyst

Mark Fitzpatrick – Former director of the non-proliferation program at the International Institute for Strategic Studies

Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi – Research fellow at the UK’s Royal United Services Institute