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Jaleleddin Farsi (جلالالدین فارسی in Persian) was the presidential candidate for the Islamic Republic Party in the first presidential election in Iran. He was chosen because Ayatollah Khomeini had personally forbidden the party to run Mohammad Beheshti, a cleric, for president. Farsi was later banned to run by the order of Ayatollah Khomeini, because he was not born in Iran (he was claimed to have been born in Afghanistan), so may have not run for presidency by law.
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