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"Iran’s tense presidential election sparks fears of a rigged finale"
Posted by: $tevie
Date: May 18, 2017 07:13PM
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...the race has essentially boiled down to a two-person battle between Rouhani and hard-line cleric Ebrahim Raisi. Although polls place Rouhani in the lead, a significant proportion of voters remain undecided. Rouhani's bid has been hampered by widespread frustration among ordinary Iranians, who have yet to see the dividends of the country's nuclear deal, inked with world powers in 2015, trickle down to them.

Rouhani “oversold the nuclear deal, he did not manage expectations well,” Nasser Hadian-Jazy, a political scientist at Tehran University, told the Christian Science Monitor. “He was so much concerned about selling it, he didn’t think about the future and delivery and managing of expectations.”

Raisi is counting on populist promises to lift him above Rouhani. There are also genuine concerns that the regime's conservative establishment — anchored by the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and the powerful Revolutionary Guard Corps — may tamper with ballots to rig the vote in favor of Raisi, who is believed to be their preferred choice.
[www.washingtonpost.com]



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Re: "Iran’s tense presidential election sparks fears of a rigged finale"
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: May 18, 2017 07:33PM
I think it's those 3 million Iraqi immigrants voting illegally that are the cause of all this.
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Re: "Iran’s tense presidential election sparks fears of a rigged finale"
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: May 19, 2017 10:15AM
Fake news. The only vote that counts is the Ayatollah's!



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Re: "Iran’s tense presidential election sparks fears of a rigged finale"
Posted by: $tevie
Date: May 20, 2017 01:54PM
Rouhani Wins Re-election in Iran by a Wide Margin
[www.nytimes.com]



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