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Ahmadinejad rivals rout president in Iran runoff

Yahoo! News - May 5, 2012
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Supporters of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have been reduced to a small fraction in Iran's legislature, hugely outnumbered by the conservatives who once backed him but then turned against him after he was perceived to challenge the authority of top clerics, according to final results from a runoff parliamentary election announced Saturday. Iran has touted the turnout for Friday's vote as a show of support for the country's religious leadership in their confrontation with the West over Tehran's controversial nuclear ...

 

Ahmadinejad rivals win seats in Iran runoff

Yahoo! News - May 5, 2012
(AP) — Partial results for an Iranian parliamentary reduced to a small fraction of the legislature, hugely outnumbered by the conservatives who once backed him but then turned against him after he was perceived to challenge the authority of top clerics. Iran has touted the turnout for Friday's vote as a show of support for the country's religious leadership in their confrontation with the West over Tehran's controversial It also represents another blow against the populist president who, while usually in agreement with the conservatives on ...

 

Conservative factions dominate Iran's run-off elections

Yahoo! News - May 5, 2012
seen as a pointer for next year's presidential race, results showed on Saturday. The authorities hailed the outcome as a resounding triumph for as it prepares for nuclear negotiations with the West. , leading Friday's vote, but with the hardline Resistance Front of the Islamic Revolution close behind. The allegiance of the Resistance Front is tricky to fathom. It also backs Khamenei, but some members have served under Ahmadinejad. Some still support him, others dislike his chief of staff, accused of trying to undermine Iran's theocratic ...

 

Ahmadinejad rivals cement hold on Iran parliament

Yahoo! News - May 4, 2012
The parliament has no direct control over major policy matters like Iran's nuclear program, but it can influence the run-up to the election of Of 65 seats for grabs in Friday's runoff election, Ahmadinejad's opponents won 20 while the president's supporters got only 8 seats. Independents won 11, according to the state media early Saturday. Results for the rest were expected later in the day. Ahmadinejad's opponents had already won an outright majority in the 290-member legislature in the first round of voting in March.

 

Iranians Vote in Runoff That Could Shape Presidential Race

VOA News - May 4, 2012
An Iranian woman casts her ballot for the parliamentary runoff elections, in a polling station, in Tehran, Iran, May 4, 2012./ Iranian voters are casting ballots in parliamentary runoff elections Friday that could shape the make-up of the 2013 presidential election. Sixty-five seats are at stake in Iran's 290 seat parliament, with 25 of those seats in the capital, Tehran. Conservative opponents of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won a majority of seats in the first round of voting in March. Many of those opponents are loyalists to Supreme ...

 

Iranians vote in parliamentary runoff elections

Yahoo! News - May 4, 2012
(AP) — Iranians lined up at polling stations Friday for a second round of parliamentary elections seen by the country's leaders as endorsement of their controversial nuclear development program, state media reported. already won an outright majority of seats of the new parliament in the first round of elections held in March. Only 65 seats in the 290-member legislature are still in contention. Ahmadinejad and his wife, Aazam Farahi, cast their ballots in the afternoon without making any remarks to waiting reporters, an unusually glum ...

 

Khamenei's clerics set to trounce Ahmadinejad camp in Iran vote

Yahoo! News - May 4, 2012
Iranians voted on Friday in a run-off Khamenei's majority will mean a tougher final year for in his second and last term, and with reformists mostly sidelined and opposition leaders under house arrest, the vote is purely a test of the popularity of Khamenei's clerical establishment. Some 65 of 290 seats are being contested after Khamenei loyalists won more than 75 percent in the first round in March. 's nuclear row with the West or its foreign affairs, which are already determined by Khamenei, and will extend his influence in the 2013 ...

 

Iran holds parliamentary election run-off

Yahoo! News - May 4, 2012
off to decide 65 seats still outstanding in its 290-member legislature following a March 2 first round. The vote, whose results are due out in the coming days, was seen as unlikely to change the political direction of the predominantly conservative chamber, though it could help lay the ground for 2013 presidential elections. holds in the outgoing parliament was expected to be eroded further when the new legislature starts work at the end of this month. Conservative MPs of various stripes easily triumphed in the first round. But with half of ...

 

Iran begins runoff parliamentary elections

Huffington Post - May 4, 2012
TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian voters headed to the polls on Friday for a second round of parliamentary elections that are likely to see conservative opponents of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad consolidate their hold on the legislature. State TV said that 130 candidates are competing in run-off elections for 65 still-undecided seats in the 290-member parliament, including 25 of the 30 seats in the capital Tehran. Conservative opponents of Ahmadinejad have already won outright a majority of seats of the new parliament in the first round of the ...

 

Iran begins runoff parliamentary elections

Yahoo! News - May 3, 2012
(AP) — Iranian voters headed to the polls on Friday for a second round of State TV said that 130 candidates are competing in run-off elections for 65 still-undecided seats in the 290-member parliament, including 25 of the 30 seats in the capital Tehran. of Ahmadinejad have already won outright a majority of seats of the new parliament in the first round of the elections in March. Ahmedinejad, elected for the second time in 2009 with the backing of the clerical establishment, has seen his political fortunes decline sharply after he was ...

 



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