Iran's Ahmadinejad eyeing political comeback

/ Aug 4, 2015

Iran's Ahmadinejad eyeing political comeback

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has launched a political campaign ahead of February’s parliamentary elections in what could prove a challenge to the moderates behind a landmark nuclear agreement reached last month. Few expect a repeat of Ahmadinejad’s surprise victory in the 2005 elections, ...

Iran poll shows waning clerics' clout

/ | Jun 14, 2013

Iran poll shows waning clerics' clout

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For most of its 34-year history, Iran has been run by clerics serving not just as supreme leaders, but also as elected presidents, their turban-clad figures becoming familiar worldwide as Iran’s public face. However, the theocratic order, whose base is Qom, a dusty city ...