Iran votes for new President with reformists barred from standing - BBC News

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People in Iran have been voting for a new president with the country facing big challenges, from the pandemic, to an economic crisis, soaring inflation and continuing US sanctions.  It's thought likely that the winner will be a hardline candidate, with close links to Ayatollah Khamenei, the country's supreme leader.   Ebrahim Raisi is head of the judiciary and a religious conservative, who's led crackdowns on popular protest and demands for reform.  Many more-moderate candidates have been barred from standing.   The election comes at a delicate time, with hopes that Iran will return to the deal that restricted its nuclear programme.  Sophie Raworth presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen. Please subscribe HERE #BBCNews
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