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The Iranian interior ministry's election committee has accepted a proposal from the state-run broadcaster, IRIB, to stage candidates' debates before the country's presidential election on 12 June.
Aides to Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is seeking a second term, have welcomed the plan, possibly in the belief that the ability to think quickly on his feet demonstrated in press conferences and TV interviews would make him a formidable debater.