NCRI - The Iranian regime’s former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been disqualified from running in the May 19 Presidential election, state media reported.

The Guardian Council, whose members are appointed by the regime’s Supreme Leader, disqualified all but six of the candidates for the election.

Amid continued clashes between rival factions of the regime in the lead-up to the mullahs’ sham election, and following earlier hints that the Guardian Council would disqualify Ahmadinejad, his aides had threatened to disrupt the presidential campaign.

In this regard, Abdolreza Davari, a figure close to Ahmadinejad, had tweeted in Farsi “we are not going to give in to heavy psychological operations of the oligarchy of authoritarians and colonialists. Removing Dr. Ahmadinejad and (Hamid) Baghaei from the 2017 scene is not possible.”

Davari also claimed that according to the latest estimates of a security institution close to the government, approving Ahmadinejad and “his 20 million votes” is guaranteed.

Despite being told by the regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei to stay out of the race, Ahmadinejad had registered to run.

The regime’s current President Hassan Rouhani was among the six candidates approved by the Guardian Council.

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