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Hashemi Rafsanjani: Iranian president and kingmaker

Influence of the nation's elder statesman, who died on Sunday aged 82, is woven into the fabric of the Islamic Republic's history

January 9, 2017 9:01 AM (UTC+8)
Struggling to escape Khomeini's shadow: Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani casts his ballot in a 2012 parliamentary election in Tehran, with an image of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic, looming behind him. Photo: Reuters/Stringer
Struggling to escape Khomeini's shadow: Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani casts his ballot in a 2012 parliamentary election in Tehran, with an image of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic, looming behind him. Photo: Reuters/Stringer
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