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Elections in Iran
By Micah Halpern

Friday June 12,2009

I've Been Thinking:

We are witness to a watershed in Iranian electoral politics.

It is no secret that Iran is not a true democracy, no matter what ruling Iranians call it.
But the fact remains that the winner of this election must - for the first time in Iranian history, consider the voice and the interests of the people.

There are no reliable polls in Iran.
Even if there were it would not matter - the president of Iran is truly chosen, not elected, by The Supreme Leader.

Western media is pulling for the reformers and sounding an optimistic note in the hope that The Supreme Leader will by swayed by their coverage.
The very fact that so many real people have gotten involved, gone to rallies and watched the debates, is a new and welcome phenomenon in Iran.

Whatever the final outcome of this election, Iran has taken a step toward democracy.

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