Iran: Rouhani faces electoral challenges

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Florence Eid-Oakden, Ph.D., Chief Economist 

Charlene Rahall, Atousa Tahmasebi, Analysts

In Part I of this two-part series, we analysed macro trends after sanctions relief, and highlighted Iran’s efforts to unify the exchange rate. Part II provides insights into the upcoming presidential elections and Iran’s growing relations with Russia

We tackle the following questions:

  • Who are the candidates in the upcoming Iranian elections? What difficulties does Rouhani face and who is his most serious challenger? 
  • What is the message behind closer economic ties between Russia and Iran? How does this collaboration in the oil and gas industry affect Iran’s domestic gas market?
  • What progress, if any, has Total made with its development of the South Pars project? 

The Country Views series shines the spotlight on specific developments in MENA countries, analysing them from a local perspective to deliver forward looking views for businesses and investors.

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