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Jurist Guardianship in Iran

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Jurist Guardianship in Iran refers to the idea that

A

the courts hold the final authority in interpretation of law.

B

the Assembly of Religious Experts must be careful to select the most pious among them to serve as Supreme Leader.

C

the Guardian Council must remove candidates offensive to Islam from the ballot.

D

the the Iranian clergy has the right to rule on the grounds that they are the divinely appointed guardians of both the law and the people.

E

elections must be closely monitored by the Independent Election Agency for fairness.