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Iran: Constitutional debate highlights Islamic system’s lack of agility

A debate within the Islamic Republic’s halls of power over the positions of the rahbar (supreme leader) and president (head of government) is occupying a growing number of leaders and representatives in the Vilayat-e Faqih system. According to local sources, at stake is a possible shake-up of the constitutional order, most probably when current Rahbar Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei dies.

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