Articles tagged with: election
Whatever the results of the election, over the course of the past five days, I have been overwhelmed by the courage of Iranians as they peacefully demonstrate across Iran in protest. It is therefore frustrating to see Iranians in the diaspora projecting their own politics onto the situation, using this moment to smear Mousavi, retreating into the battle lines of 1979, or speaking condescendingly of voiceless rural masses whose votes can be bought with a potato.
Iranians in Tehran and countless other cities are testimony; Ahmadinejad’s gamble has failed. What ever the result of the political turmoil that has unfolded in Iran, Iranians have proved to themselves – and the world – that the spirit that moved mountains 30 years ago is still living.
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FOCUS ON :: THE ELECTION IN IRAN
Landslide or Fraud? The Debate Online Over Iran’s Election Results :: The New York Times
Iran’s Ex-Foreign Minister Yazdi: It’s A Coup :: The Nation
Protests Flare in Tehran as Opposition Disputes Vote :: The New York Times
The Iranian political system :: Al-Jazeera English
Ahmadinejad Vows New Start As Clashes Flare: U.S. Waits for ‘What the . . . People Decide’ :: The Washington Post
On June 12, Iranians will go to the polls to elect a President. On the ground, this is one of the most contentious elections in the thirty-year history of the Islamic Republic. With glitzy campaign videos, a so-called green wave taking the over Tehran’s streets, nightly riots between the supporters of the two frontrunners, and brazen accusations of corruption and lies unfolding on the first-ever televised debates between candidates, election fervor has gripped Iran.