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Mehr-Alizadeh in Fake Doctorate Scandal

FarsNews accused Reformist candidate Mohsen Mehr-Alizadeh of lying about having a doctorate in economic engineering from Tilberg University in the Netherlands. A spokesman for Mehr-Alizadeh said that the candidate does have a doctorate and will supply the testamur soon but seemed to confirm it was not from a Dutch institution but rather an Iranian university. There have been periodic scandals of politicians with fake European and North American qualifications over the past two decades. This scandal comes amidst Mehr-Alizadeh’s claims about Ebrahim Raisi’s lack of education, and a concerted campaign by pro-Raisi press (Fars is linked to the IRGC) to discredit the frontrunner’s opponents.

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