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Iranian women protest for right to run for president

[JURIST] Despite reforms giving women the right to vote, drive, and run for many government offices, hundreds of Iranian women staged a protest on Sunday [AKI report] demanding a right still denied them - the right to run for president [JURIST report]. Activists are campaigning for a constitutional amendment which would give them this right. Currently, the president must be chosen from political "rijal", which literally means men but can be interpreted as not being gender-specific [JURIST report]. AP has more.

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