When Iran Heads To The Polls, A Stark — If Limited — Choice Awaits

A woman in Tehran stands in front of a wall plastered with posters of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, whose re-election bid will have its decisive moment Friday — unless, of course, the voting results in a runoff.

President Rouhani’s re-election bid has hit a steep challenge from hard-liner Ebrahim Raisi. Though Ayatollah Khamenei will remain supreme leader, the choice still marks a crossroads. Here’s a primer.

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