Pezeshkian Celebrates a Win in Iran but What Can He Really Do?

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SUBSCRIBER+EXCLUSIVE EXPERT INTERVIEW — Iran’s incoming president Masoud Pezeshkian is promising to be a leader for “all Iranians” after a weekend election victory that followed the death of former Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash in May.

The former lawmaker and reformist may find it difficult to deliver on his promises, however, given internal pressures between hardliners and a population often willing to take to the streets demanding change.

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