Political Risk

Iran’s hard-line conservatives secure dominant position in Supreme Leader’s succession process

“On 13 March 2018, Iran’s Assembly of Experts, the body composed of 88 elected clerics and constitutionally tasked with selecting the next Supreme Leader, voted on its executive board for a two-year term. Iran’s factional elite infighting has escalated over the nature and future direction of the Islamic Republic, ahead of the anticipated succession to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who is 78 and reportedly has prostate cancer.”

Source: Iran’s hard-line conservatives secure dominant position in Supreme Leader’s succession process, increasing risk of destabilising politically motivated protests | Jane’s 360

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