Iran's Election Choice: Military or Military

[Times-UK] Amir Taheri - In Friday's Iranian parliamentary elections, the issue is whether the mullahs will lose yet more control to the Islamic Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) and, if so, which faction of the guards will emerge triumphant, the radicals or the realists. If all goes according to script, a coalition of three blocs led by retired IRGC officers will win the largest number of seats with the blessing of Supreme Guide Ali Khamenei, who is reportedly unhappy about President Ahmadinejad's attempts at building an independent popular base for himself.

2008-03-14 01:00:00

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