Running for Office in Iran

mahmoud-ahmadinejad-during-iran_elections_Iran’s March 2 parliamentary elections marked the first time citizens have voted since the controversial 2009 presidential elections which placed President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad into office for a second term.

But how, exactly, does one go about running for office in the Islamic Republic of Iran?

In an interview with Al Jazeera news, Reza Marashi, research director of the National Iranian American Council, and professor of political science at Syracuse University, explains Iran’s complex political process.

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