December 18, 2006

FUN WHILE IT LASTED:

Poll blow for Iran's Ahmadinejad (BBC, 12/18/06)

With most of the results for local elections announced throughout the country, the president's allies have failed to win control of any council. [...]

Not a single candidate supporting the president won a seat on councils in the key cities of Shiraz, Rasht or Bandar Abbas.

The president's supporters have also failed to main significant gains on the Assembly of Experts, which can dismiss the supreme leader.

BBC Iran affairs analyst Sadeq Saba says the message is loud and clear and is likely to increase pressure on President Ahmadinejad to change his policies.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 18, 2006 1:30 PM
Comments

Stay the course, he replied.

Posted by: KRS at December 18, 2006 4:58 PM

"the message is loud and clear and is likely to increase pressure on President Ahmadinejad to change his policies."

Yes, the mullahs are telling him to stop talking about how the Holocaust never happened and go back to talking about how awesome the Holocaust was.

Posted by: b at December 18, 2006 5:39 PM

Must be Republican dirty tricks at work in Iran...right?

Posted by: Dave W at December 18, 2006 9:30 PM

republican

Posted by: oj at December 18, 2006 10:18 PM

B:

And how glorious the next one will be.

As Lileks wrote last week, the conference is probably just their version of pretexting.

Posted by: ratbert at December 18, 2006 11:05 PM
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