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Who is Ebrahim Raisi, the front-runner in Iran's presidential race?

Who is Ebrahim Raisi, the front-runner in Iran's presidential race?




Hold a presidential election this friday  ibrahimovic has emerged as a  front-runner for his record of fierce  loyalty  to iran's ruling clerics the 60-year old  is  an implicable critic of the west whose  political patron is supreme leader  ali khamenei he has also been accused of  critics  by critics of human rights abuses  stretching  back decades something that he denies  here's a report  iranians have a choice between seven  mostly hard-line candidates in a  presidential election  on june 18th but one man  not in the contest is set to reinforce  his authority  no matter the outcome  iran's strongly anti-western supreme  leader  in the islamic republic's jewel system  of republican and  clerical rule the president heads the  government  but reports to the supreme leader the  country's top authority  clerical officials who vetted the  candidates rejected several prominent  moderates and conservatives  resulting in a field of five hardliners  and  two low-key moderates let's take a look  at who they are  the front-runner is ibrahim-raizi a  hard-line judge seen by insiders as  representing the security establishment  at its most fearsome  washington described him as a member of  khamenei's inner circle  he was sanctioned by the us for human  rights abuses  including the 1980s executions of  thousands of political prisoners  iran has never acknowledged the mass  executions and raizi himself has never  publicly addressed allegations about his  role  saeed jaleeli a hardline diplomat is  fiercely loyal to khamenei  he lost his right leg in the 1980s when  fighting for the elite revolutionary  guards in the iran-iraq war  jalili served as secretary of the  supreme national security council for  five years  a position that automatically made him  chief negotiator on nuclear affairs  abdul nasir hamati is a former  ambassador to china  and a pragmatist technocrat who had  served as iran's central bank chief  since 2018 for three years  was top commander of iran's  revolutionary guards who led the elite  force during the eight-year iran-iraq  war  mossen miralizade is a former governor  of iran's isfahan province  the moderate politician was elected as  first vice president in 2001.  ali reza zakani is a hard-line lawmaker  who is disqualified in 2013 and  2017 from running for president he holds  a phd in nuclear medicine  and has portrayed himself as the most  capable candidate at fighting poverty  and corruption  amir hussain ghazi zadeh hashemi has  been a member of parliament since 2008.  the hard-line politician has promised to  boost iran's battered economy.

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