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 about ...