“27-year-old Nina Siahkali Moradi received 10,000 votes during the city’s most recent election, placing her 14th out of the 163 candidates, which landed her the title of ‘alternate member of council.’ However when one of those ranked above her was elected as mayor, Moradi was instead disqualified. A senior office in Qazvin has been quoted as saying, ‘We don’t want a catwalk model on the council.’  Moradi, a graduate student in architecture ran what many consider a successfully forward-leaning and high-profile election campaign, leading many to cite her disqualification as another blatant example of Iran’s sexist policy.”


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