Past event

Nominees Breakfast Briefing

Iran's Presidential Elections 2009: Regional and International Implications

Chatham House, London

Middle East and North Africa Programme

Participants

Professor Ali Ansari, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House

Overview

The 10th Iranian Presidential election is proving to be one of the most eagerly contested of recent years as Reformists and Principle-ists fight to determine the political direction of the country. The electoral process has already taken the country in new directions as candidates produce manifestos and debate the merits of domestic and foreign policy.

A keen observer of the contest will be the Obama administration, eager to know whether there will be a viable interlocutor in post after 12 June. Ali Ansari will provide his analysis of the Presidential election and assess the potential for Iran-US engagement in the year ahead.

This event is strictly by invitation only.

To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.