June 11, 2013

NOW JUST TURN OUT THE VOTE:

Iranian reformists rally around common candidate (NASSER KARIMI June 12, 2013, AP)

Iran's presidential race lost one more candidate Tuesday but gained a new script: reformist leaders uniting behind relative moderate Hasan Rowhani to boost his once-improbable shot at victory.

Former presidents Mohammad Khatami and Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani fell behind Rowhani after a rival moderate bowed out in attempts to consolidate reform-minded forces battered by years of crackdowns. [...]

Rowhani's backers must persuade their flock to go to the polls rather than boycott a vote many allege to be unfree and unfair.

Posted by at June 11, 2013 7:58 PM
  

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