Hardship And Homelessness Amid Iran’s Presidential Race

Iranians are due to go to the polls on June 18 to elect a successor to President Hassan Rohani amid a deep and ongoing economic crisis. Crippling U.S. sanctions, rampant inflation, government mismanagement, and the COVID-19 pandemic have caused widespread hardships. From rising food prices to homelessness, Iranians are facing an array of financial challenges, making the economy the number one issue in this election.