Friday, June 12, 2009

Iranian Election

Iranians are electing their new president today. If either of the four candidates get more than 50% of the vote, he will be the winner. If not, the two candidates with the most votes will go through another election in a week or two.

The opposition and their candidate Mir Hossein Moussavi has had a lot of support, but a sitting president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in this case, has never lost an election.

The youth of Iran seem ready for a change, but the conservative forces have been strong the past decades.

Can we hope for a change? How far does democracy really go in a country such as Iran, with politicians fearing nothing more than becoming 'westernized'?

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