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Latest update : 2017-01-09

Iran after Rafsanjani: The power play between moderates and hardliners (part 1)

He was one of the last pillars of that generation of leaders from Iran's 1979 revolution still in the high halls of power. The sudden death of former president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani could well tip the balance between hardliners and moderates who counted on Rafsanjani for support. We ask our panel about a man who wasn't afraid to publicly air his differences with the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei and who shrugged off the pressure of hardliners.

Click here for PART TWO. 

Produced by Michele BARBERO, François WIBAUX and Laure FOURQUET.

By François PICARD

Our guests

Mohammad MARANDI

Iranian political analyst and Associate Professor at the University of Tehran

Reza MARASHI

Research Director, National Iranian-American Council

Nik KOWSAR

Iranian journalist, cartoonist and human rights activist

Nooshabeh AMIRI

Editor, Roozonline newsletter

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