In Front Of Rafsanjani? Saeed Jalili Tweets Photograph Of Himself And Former President
A member of the Guardian Council, Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi, has declared that the "law does not approve'' of a woman in the presidency and a woman on the ballot is "not allowed".
Although few would have expected any female candidates to be accepted by the Guardian Council given the prominent figures that are currently dominating the election build-up, 30 women did register as candidates.
Presidential hopeful Alireza Zakani has criticised former president Hashemi Rafsanjani for “blunders” during his time in his office.
Zakani said “Despite his services in the past, Mr. Hashemi has proved that he is a man [prone to] huge mistakes.”
He also predicted that the former president would be defeated in the election but urged his fellow principlists to unite together against their rivals.