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Iran Parliamentary Elections 2008

TIME is up for Iran‘s election candidates. Campaigning finished at 8am on Thursday 13th March, leaving voters to consider how to cast their votes in parliamentary elections the next day. For many the choice is simple: vote conservative or ultra-conservative. Opposition reformists had hoped to capitalise on widespread discontent about the government’s mismanagement of the economy but the disqualification of thousands of their candidates is a severe blow. Instead the challenge to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s hardliners will come from traditional conservatives.

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