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The Supreme Leader's Apprentice Is Running for President - Foreign Policy (blog)

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has everything going for him in his re-election bid – except the backing of the country's most powerful person. By Alex Vatanka. | April 12, 2017, 5:22 PM. Iranian presidential hopeful Ebrahim Raisi speaks at Houri ...and more »

Ahmadinejad registers for Iran presidential polls defying Khamenei - The Hindu

Iran's former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad flashes the victory sign as he is registering candidacy for the upcoming presidential elections at the Interior Ministry in Tehran on Wednesday. | Photo Credit: AP. AP. Tehran , April 12, 2017 16:56 IST ...and more »

Iran's Ahmadinejad to run for president despite Khamenei warning - The Guardian

Former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad shows his inked finger after registering his candidacy in Tehran for the forthcoming election. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA. Former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has registered to run in the ...and more »

Ahmadinejad to run in Iran presidential election, defying Ayatollah's orders - Deutsche Welle

Iran's former president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has stunned the country by putting himself forward as a candidate for next month's presidential election. The move defies the Supreme Leader, who told him not to run. Error loading player: Could not load ...and more »

Why is Mahmoud Ahmadinejad running for president again? - Critical Threats Project

Iran's PERSONAli KhameneiSupreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was born in Mashhad, I...Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has just been challenged from a surprising direction. Hardline Former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad registered to run for ...and more »

Former President Ahmadinejad Submits Name for Iran's Presidential Election - The Wire

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad responds to a reporters' questions following a news conference on the sidelines of the 67th United Nations General Assembly in New York, September 26, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Brendan McDermid/Files. London: Iran's hardline ex ...and more »

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Ex-President of Iran, Files to Run Again - New York Times

TEHRAN — The race for the presidency of Iran expanded unexpectedly on Wednesday, when former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a maverick politician who was sidelined over tensions with the political and religious establishment, registered as a candidate ...and more »

Iran's former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has unexpectedly filed to run in the country's upcoming presidential ... - Business Insider

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has filed to run in the country's May presidential election, contradicting a recommendation from the nation's Supreme Leader to stay out of the race. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Former Iranian ...and more »

Iran election: Ahmadinejad registers despite Khamenei warning - BBC News

Former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has registered as a candidate in Iran's presidential election, despite being told not to by the Supreme Leader. Mr Ahmadinejad, a hardliner who served two terms between 2005 and 2013, filed paperwork for the 19 May ...and more »

Iran stunned by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's announcement he is running for president again - The Independent

Former hardline president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has announced he will stand again in Iran's upcoming elections, an unexpected move which could upend the country's political landscape. May's election is widely expected to be won by current moderate ...and more »