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Re-emergence of Moderate Rafsanjani In Iran may influence Supreme Leader selection

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posted on Sep, 19 2007 @ 02:55 AM
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Re-emergence of Moderate Rafsanjani In Iran may influence Supreme Leader selection


www.turkishweekly.net

As a result of the elections held after death of president of Assembly Mishkini, Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was elected as the chairman of Assembly of experts on 4 September, as the official IRNA news agency confirmed. Rafsanjani compete with Ayatollah Ahmet Jannati who took 31 votes whereas Rafsanjani’s 41 votes. Ayatollah Ahmet Jannati, known with his radical Islamist ideology and has strong ties with Ahmedinejad.
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posted on Sep, 19 2007 @ 02:55 AM
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This is an interesting development. Rafsanjani while a conservative type is far more moderate than Ahmedinejad. The key here is that the current Supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, is too old to serve another terms and the Assembly which he now leads will pick the new one. The Supreme leader is by far the most influential person in Iran and holds alot of cards. A more moderate leader might chart a different path.

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posted on Sep, 25 2007 @ 05:12 PM
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i must say that so many who don`t understand the politics will go `so`

there is a power struggle -and as you very much rightfully said the `softer` line is coming through - - will a velvet revolution happen? for that only time will tell BUT the building blocks are falling into place



 
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