Runoff Likely in High Turnout Election

Unofficial reports from Iran suggest that there will be a second-round runoff election in one week between Hassan Rowhani, the reformist cleric, and Mohammad Baqer Ghalibaf, the conservative mayor of Tehran.


 

From the New York Times: The blogger Arash Karami reported that the newspaper Kayhan, whose editor is personally appointed by Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, claimed that turnout had reached 75 percent.

 


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Maxime Fischer-Zernin

Studying Political Science at Duke University (T. '15). His interests lie primarily in American national security and foreign policy. He is currently an Editor-at-Large for the Duke Political Review, and is a contributor for PolicyMic.com.

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