Iranians drive on a street in the capital Tehran on Nov. 25, 2014. (AFP PHOTO/ ATTA KENARE)
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Najafi had taken over from Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, a conservative politician who briefly stood as a candidate against President Hassan Rouhani in May before dropping out.Reformists believe that pressure has been placed on Najafi following his claims of fraud in Tehran's municipal government during Ghalibaf's time as mayor.Political pressure on Najafi is the result of factional push and pull between hard-liners and moderate figures in President Hassan Rouhani's administration.
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