Iran's president is vying for votes by attacking the country's unelected institutions. But votes might not be what decides the election.
Alex Vatanka is a senior fellow at the Middle East Institute. He is the author of the forthcoming book The Making of Iranian Foreign Policy: Contested Ideology, Personal Rivalries and the Domestic Struggle to Define Iran’s Place in the World. Follow him on Twitter at: @AlexVatanka.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has everything going for him in his re-election bid – except the backing of the country’s most powerful person.