The official list of candidates was announced on May 25 with the disqualification of several senior government figures generating controversy. In this episode, Dr James Barry discusses the list with Dr Elham Naeej and Dr Naser Ghobadzadeh, asking whether the system in Iran is in crisis or is the degree of authoritarian control in this election the normal standard for the Islamic Republic.
Also, with special guest Dr Claudia Yaghoobi, we delve into more detail about issues affecting Iranian women, discussing sigheh (temporary marriage) and the politics of the hijab.
The Iran Election 1400 weekly podcast is brought to you by the Middle East Studies Forum at the Alfred Deakin Institute, Deakin University.
Join Dr James Barry, along with weekly guests, for analysis of the complex theatre of the Iranian presidential election season, its processes, personalities, issues, consequences and outcomes. Podcast launch is May 7, 2021. Election June 18, 2021.
For up-to-date news and analysis of the election, visit: http://www.mesf.org.au/news-and-analysis/
For an outline of the key candidates, visit: http://www.mesf.org.au/candidates/