The list of registered candidates running for the office of Iran’s president on May 19 has been reduced to a small handful, Reuters reports.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is out. Ayatollah Khamenei, the supreme leader, told him not to run but he registered anyway. Not surprisingly, the supreme leader and the vetting body removed his name.
The problem with Ahmadinejad to the regime was that he was a transparent mouthpiece of the Iranian regime while he was president back in 2005-2013. He would reveal in his speeches what the regime deeply believed: Iran’s purpose is to export their Revolution, and that by causing chaos in the Middle East their Mahdi – our Antichrist – would arise.
But he has served his purpose – he got the attention of those who study Iran, and advertised and confirmed what the Regime wants to do. What the ram wishes to do, as Daniel 8:4 says, has been revealed.
The six candidates are Rouhani (current president and preferred smiley face representing the regime who is not moderate but simply hides the fact), Mohammad Qalibaf (another former IRGC commander like Ahmadinejad), Ebrahim Raisi (the leading outspoken hardliner) and three others.
Who will win? Since it is up to a popular vote, Rouhani would likely win since he has worked the nuclear deal and has gotten further with the West. Most other candidates are known hardliners. Qalibaf might win as he is another smiley face, and current mayor of Tehran. Being a former commander of the IRGC might skewer his chances though.
Unfortunately, it won’t matter who wins, for the office of president is merely an administrator of the Regime’s wishes. The people get to vote for their administrator. The absolute power is held by the kings of Media and Persia, i.e. the supreme leader and the generals of the IRGC, the two horns of the ram.
The Second Signpost is still on; only the faces may change.