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Guardian Council Made the Wrong Decision: Former Spokesman

Former Guardian Council spokesman Nejatullah Ebrahimian said that yesterday’s communique regarding changes to criteria for Presidential candidates was a poor decision and probably unconstitutional. Ebrahimian said that “the Constitution stipulates that the Guardian Council can only examine the conditions of the presidential candidates to see if the criteria stated in the Constitution are met. But the Guardian Council cannot lay down a general rule similar to a law or regulation from which criteria can be deduced”. The Guardian Council has been locked in a six month battle with the Legislature, the Majles, to pass changes to the Presidential law, and its decision to go ahead with the changes without legislation is controversial.

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