Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

And the winner is…

The final round of legislative elections in Iran seem to guarantee that the supreme leader will remain supreme.  

Iran President Ahmadinejad in parliamentary poll setback
Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has suffered a fresh setback in run-off parliamentary polls.
Mr Ahmadinejad's supporters won only 13 of the 65 seats up for election in Friday's vote, further reducing his power base in the 290-seat parliament.
Conservative supporters of the Supreme Leader had already won an outright majority in March's first round…
According to final results announced on state TV, Mr Ahmadinejad's main conservative rivals won 41 seats of those contested, while independents won 11.
The president's supporters appeared to have fared best in the capital Tehran, where nine seats were won out of a total of 25…

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