Presidential Elections in Iran: Changing Faces; Status Quo Policies reviews the past 11 presidential elections, demonstrating that the only criterion for qualifying as a candidate is practical and heartfelt allegiance to the Supreme Leader. An unelected vetting watchdog, the Guardian Council makes that determination.
The book makes it clear that in the clerical regime, the president is practically an appointee of the Supreme Leader and not an official elected by the popular vote. Those who participate in the election are essentially limited to vote for the candidates approved by the Supreme Leader.
The book also examines the fate of the past seven presidents as it looks into the root of conflict in the political system in Iran, known as velayat-e faqih, (the absolute rule of the clergy); it is a conflict between freedom and dictatorship called the Islamic caliphate.
Presidential Elections in Iran: Changing Faces; Status Quo Policies also contains the biography of the six presidential candidates in the May 2017 elections, showing that all of them are regime stalwarts and committed to preserving the ruling theocracy.
|Publisher:||National Council of Resistance of Iran-US Office|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|
Table of Contents
Selection of presidential candidates in the theocratic regime
Previous Presidents and Their Disposition
The 12th Presidential Elections
History of Eleven Elections and Seven Presidents
Biographies of 2017 Presidential Candidates
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HAVE READ THE BOOK, PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IN IRAN. IT IS A MUST READ FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC, STUDENTS, AND POLICYMAKERS! SO, IT WAS QUITE TIMELY TO HAVE A DISTINGUISHED PANEL TO DISCUSS ON MAY 16 ON CAPITOL HILL IRANIAN ELECTIONS IN GENERAL AND THE ONE ON MAY 19 IN PARTICULAR. THE "SELECTIONS" ARE NOT REALLY ELECTIONS; ALTHOUGH THE FACES MAY CHANGE, THE POLICIES ARE BOUND TO REMAIN THE SAME--TERRORISM ABROAD AND AT HOME, BALLISTIC MISSILE TESTS, AND COVERT ARMS TRANSFERS BETWEEN PYONGYANG AND TEHRAN.Presidential Elections in Iran: Changing Faces; Status Quo Policies