President Mahmud Ahmadinejad appears to have secured the supreme leader’s backing. The uncertainty over whether or not conservative forces in Iran will throw their support behind incumbent Mahmud Ahmadinejad’s bid for a second presidential term is dissipating. On April 25, a coalition of 14 conservative and clerical parties and groups announced that they will indeed support Ahmadinejad’s candidacy in the June 12 presidential election.
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