Macrosnap of Iran domestic politics?

  • Supreme leader (selected for life by clergy) Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is old and ill.
  • Has been broadly supportive of moderate president Rouhani, seems to want a nuclear deal + has recently curbed hardliner power.
  • But body that chooses new supreme leader when incumbent dies has just selected a hardliner as chairman - bad news as elections next year.
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