Source: Tehran Times
Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani may run for the chairmanship of the Assembly of Experts, replacing late Ayatollah Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi Kani, a close source to him has said.
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Ayatollah Mahdavi Kani passed away on October 21. The 83-year-old ayatollah had gone into a coma on June 4 due to a major heart attack.
The Assembly of Experts is tasked with electing and supervising the leader of the Islamic Revolution.
The source close to Rafsanjani dismissed recent reports about his reluctance to be elected the chairman of the assembly, according to Jomhouri Islami newspaper.
"If certain people, whom I deem incompetent to be the chairman of the Assembly of Experts, intend to get nominated for the post, I will run for the chairmanship of the assembly," the source quoted Rafsanjani as saying.
Rafsanjani, who is currently chairman of the Expediency Council, held the post before Ayatollah Mahdavi Kani was elected the chairman of the assembly in March 2011.
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