Middle East

May 28, 2024

A weekly review of news and analysis of elections in the greater Middle East and North Africa, usually posted on Tuesdays and occasionally updated throughout the week.

The Presidential Administration of Iran. Photo credit: Wikimedia/Tasnim News Agency (CC BY 4.0)

Upcoming Middle East Elections

Iran Snap Presidential Election: June 28, 2024

Michael Lipin, Voice of America (May 27, 2024): The main contenders to replace Raisi in Iran’s snap presidential election

Patrick Wintour, The Guardian (May 26, 2024): Iran presidential election: up to 20 possible contenders gear up for battle

Andrew Parasiliti and Ali Hashem, Al-Monitor (May 24, 2024): Trump looms over Iranian presidential election: Ali Hashem reports from Tehran that relations with the United States may be a defining issue for next Iranian president.

Haleh Esfandiari, Wilson Center (May 22, 2024): Iran’s New Interim President

Patrick Clawson, Washington Institute for Near East Policy (May 22, 2024): Iran’s Emergency Election Will Signal Khamenei’s Intentions

Tunisia Presidential Election: September or October 2024 (due)

Lamine Benghazi, Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (May 28, 2024): Tunisia’s 2024 Presidential Race: Elections, No Elections, and Under What Conditions?

Al Jazeera (May 25, 2024): ‘Down with dictatorship’: Tunisians rally against gov’t crackdown on media

Heba Saleh and Laura Dubois, Financial Times (May 23, 2024): Tunisia cracks down on dissent ahead of vote

Iraq, Kurdistan Regional Elections: Postponed from June 10, 2024

Dana Taib Meny, The New Arab (May 23, 2024): Iraqi Kurdistan elections to be postponed again amid minority seat disputes and political deadlock

Past Middle East Elections

Egypt Presidential Election: December 10-12, 2023

AP (May 27, 2024): An Egyptian court upholds a prison sentence for the activist who challenged the president

DW (May 27, 2024): Egypt sentences presidential challenger to jail, hard labor

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