Leaders of Iran

Saturday, December 18, 2004

Aljazeera.Net - Key reformists barred from Iran polls - Khatami, Nabavi, Mirdamadi, Armin, Koulaiee...

Aljazeera.Net - Key reformists barred from Iran polls: "In addition, Muhammad Reza Khatami and Behzad Nabavi are both the current deputy speakers in the Majlis. However, the report said the candidacy of the present Majlis president, Mahdi Karubi, was approved.

Also reportedly rejected was Muhsin Mirdamadi, an outspoken reformer and current head of the Majlis foreign policy and national security commission.

Outspoken leftist Muhsen Armin and top women's rights activist Elaheh Koulaiee - both also incumbent deputies - were also barred from standing again.

ISNA said members of the liberal Iran Freedom Movement (IFM) and so-called religious-nationalists were also barred from being candidates."

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