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In hotly contested parliamentary elections, candidates supportive of President Khatami’s reforms won an overwhelming victory.
Volume 16, Issue 4
The large number of nonvoters suggests that the movement for a free, internationally monitored referendum on the Islamic Republic’s constitution could gain widespread support. We must now work to make…
The election results reflect less what voters want than the ideological dynamics that shape the behavior of factions within the regime.
The June 2005 presidential ballot marks the culmination of the regime’s effort to dominate even the limited powers of the popularly elected offices.