How Iran’s Hard-Liners Got Campaign Boost From Trump

As Iran’s president since 2013, Hassan Rouhani has sought to be a force of moderation in the country, rolling back his predecessor’s populist economic policies and confrontational approach to foreign relations. His tenure runs until mid-2021, but parliamentary elections Feb. 21 are widely expected to mark the beginning of the end of Rouhani’s brand of politics in Iran. Hard-liners and ultra conservatives are widely expected to win a majority in parliament.