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Iranian cleric Hassan Rouhani elected as president
Guardian UK ^ | Saturday 15 June 2013 12.14 EDT

Posted on 06/15/2013 9:54:41 AM PDT by Perdogg

ran is on the brink of an extraordinary political transformation after the reformists-backed cleric Hassan Rouhani won an outright majority in Iran's landmark presidential election and set to succeed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Iran's interior minister, Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar, announced on national TV around 20:30 Tehran Time that Rouhani has won more than 18m votes from the total votes of 36.7million votes.

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TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iran; russia; syria; waronterror
Remember, even though he is called President he is Head of the Government not Head of State. The Head of State is still Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
1 posted on 06/15/2013 9:54:41 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Where is the Iranian Ataturk?
Where is the Turkish Ataturk?
How old is Khamenei?
Maybe he’ll croak...

2 posted on 06/15/2013 9:58:13 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Perdogg

Maybe Ahmedinnerjacket might go all bats**t crazy and attempt to destroy Israel before leaving office.

Wait...he’s already bats**t crazy.

Think the Israelis have considered this possibility?

3 posted on 06/15/2013 10:00:24 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: tet68

Iran’s Ataturk was Reza Pahlavi, the father of the last Shah of Iran.

The Reformists are just the regime’s release valve for dissidents. Khatami didn’t accomplish anything in his presidency because he wasn’t allowed.

Iran’s real chance was in 2009, but that was the only revolution in the Middle East Obama decided to ignore.

4 posted on 06/15/2013 10:07:16 AM PDT by Shadow44
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