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Iran’s Rouhani urges greater ‘competition’ in June poll

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Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday he had asked the supreme leader Ali Khamenei to ensure greater “competition” in June elections after many prominent hopefuls were barred from running.

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“The heart of elections is competition. If you take that away it becomes a corpse,” Rouhani said at a televised cabinet meeting, adding that “I sent a letter to the supreme leader yesterday on what I had in mind and on whether he can help with this”.

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