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Iran vote test of Rouhani’s economy, diplomacy

NATIONAL POWER’:Hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi is challenging the moderate Iranian president, saying that the government has put the economy in the hands of foreigners

AFP, TEHRAN

Despite the global implications, it is the economy that has dominated the campaign.

Rouhani has brought inflation down from about 40 percent when he took office in 2013, but prices are still rising by 9 percent per year.

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