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June 11, 2009
Iranians choose a side in pivotal presidential election

Iran is holding a much-anticipated presidential election on Friday, and the results will likely have a major impact on how Iran responds to recent overtures by the Obama administration for a dialogue and better relations. The current president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is being challenged by a more pro-Western reformer, among others.

Karim Sadjadpour, an associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, discusses the election and what it may mean for the United States.

For more, view our Voices of Iran extended coverage page and listen to our online radio show on Baha’i faith and modern Iran.

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#3

We believe that the Iranian youth and the need to insist on social equality for women will push Iran forward toward a more universally human society. Now all we have to do is to get the rest of the Planet to do the same.

#2

Far-out Davari, what would really be cool would be a very progressive blob of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream to be dropped into 12 ounces of that old fundamentalistic Pepsi Cola. Give everyone a straw and declare the end of the world as we know it.

#1

By western standard and partizanship -yes election is not free- But by Islamic Uniparty of Allh is more free than western electhon of vote over choose between Pepsy o Coca to seat on throne of ” cola “.

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