Conservative former parliament speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel on Monday withdrew his candidacy from Iran’s June 14 presidential election, Iranian media reported.
Haddad-Adel, a close adviser and a relative by marriage of clerical Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, had been member of a coalition of conservative “Principlist” candidates that included Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf and former foreign minister Ali Akbar Velayati.
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Infographic: Who will be Iran's new president? (Design by Farwa Rizwan / Al Arabiya English)