Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Run off elections in Iran

The results are unlikely to benefit Ahamdinejad.

Iran to hold runoff parliamentary vote for 65 seats
Iran will hold run-off elections for 65 parliamentary seats, state media said on Monday, after loyalists to the country’s paramount clerical leader won a dominating majority at the expense of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

The widespread defeat of Ahmadinejad’s allies in the 290-seat assembly is expected to reduce the president to a lame duck for the rest of his second and final term, and increase Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s influence in the country’s 2013 presidential election…

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