At the same time, the June 18 presidential election campaign is beginning, with top judge Ibrahim Raisi registering as a favoured candidate. Heading a high-profile anti-corruption campaign, Raisi has been a strong advocate of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei's 'resistance economy' policy to undermine sanctions by supporting domestic production.
- Effective legislation to manage conflicts of interest, including of officials' family members, will likely remain blocked.
- Local business interests that would benefit from more global links may have a strong voice even under a conservative government.
- The Islamic Revolution Guard Corps will keep a firm grip on the infrastructure sector.