Middle East matters – Breaking down the 2021 presidential race in Iran

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This week, we are bringing you a special edition of the programme, where we will be delving into the Iranian election. It’s been a rocky lead-up that has left many voters inside the Islamic Republic disillusioned as the Guardian Council has whittled down some 600 candidates to just over a handful. In doing so, the council eliminated a number of prominent Reformists, who might have brought some rivalry to the race. We will be joined by Ali Vaez, who is the Crisis Group’s Iran Project Director.