It’s the economy, stupid, says Iran’s shrinking middle class ahead of vote

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    Battered by a double whammy of the Covid-19 pandemic and crushing sanctions after the US withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal, Iran’s economy is the top concern as voters head to the polls in the June 18 presidential election.

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