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April 04, 2013


Power Struggle Grips Iran Ahead of Election

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad "is not going quietly," the New York Times reports.

"With only three months to go in his second and last presidential term, he has raised a series of controversies intended, experts say, to reshape his public image and secure the support of dissatisfied urban Iranians for his handpicked successor, Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei. It is all part of a power struggle ahead of the June election between Mr. Ahmadinejad's faction and a coalition of traditionalists, including many Revolutionary Guards commanders and hard-line clerics."












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