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Rafsanjani says a reformist failure in Iran vote would be major loss

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Influential former president Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said a failure by reformists in Iranian elections on Friday would be a major loss for the country.

Asked what the impact would be of a reformist failure in the contests for parliament and the Assembly of Experts, he told Reuters: “It will be a major loss for the Iranian nation.”

Writing by Parisa Hafezi, Editing by William Maclean

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