May 9, 2007

COUNTING THE DAYS:

Moderate Tehran mayor re-elected (Pam O'Toole, 5/09/07, BBC News)

Tehran's mayor, Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, has been re-elected in a move seen as a victory for pragmatic conservatives within the Iranian establishment.

Mr Qalibaf stood against Iran's hardline leader, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in the 2005 presidential election.

There has been speculation the mayor could be using his position as a stepping stone to standing against Mr Ahmadinejad in the next election. [...]

In a closely fought election, Mr Qalibaf stood against two other conservative candidates, one of whom is regarded as being close to Mr Ahmadinejad.


Mahmoud has been a dead man walking for a couple years now.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 9, 2007 5:26 PM
Comments

But what will the wild animal do when it is wounded (and cornered)?

Posted by: ratbert at May 9, 2007 6:14 PM
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