Thursday, May 18, 2017

Iranians Go The Polls Tomorrow To Elect A New President

The Guardian: Iran election: frantic campaigning as high-stakes vote goes down to wire

Iranians will go to the polls on Friday with the economy, diplomacy and inequality on their minds. They may also be laying the groundwork for who succeeds Ayatollah Khamenei as supreme leader

As Tehran’s notorious traffic slowed, the waiting campaigners pounced, pushing posters with the smiling face of Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, through the open windows of trapped cars, pleading for votes and shouting slogans as drivers edged away.

They were determined to make every minute count in the last days of a campaign in which Rouhani began as favourite, but has ended locked in a bitter and close-run fight with a conservative rival.

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WNU Editor: It's hard to predict on what will happen in tomorrow's vote, but a lot of media sources are saying there is going to be a change .... Iran Election Polls Show President Hassan Rouhani in Trouble Before Friday Vote (Newsweek).

More News On Iranians Going To The Polls Tomorrow To Elect A New President

Voters Divided On The Final Day Of Campaigning In Iran -- NPR
Iran leader denounces 'unworthy' election rhetoric in veiled swipe at Rouhani -- Reuters
Hardline prosecutor mounts strong challenge to Iran's Rouhani -- Reuters
Iran Has Its Own Hard-Line Populist, and He's on the Rise -- New York Times
Rouhani, the ultimate insider, promises change in Iran -- Tim Lister, CNN
Iran’s tense presidential election sparks fears of a rigged finale -- Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post
In tight Iran race, outspoken Rouhani breaks political taboos -- Parisa Hafezi, Reuters
When Iran Heads To The Polls, A Stark — If Limited — Choice Awaits -- NPR
Iran's battleground: Supreme Leader vs the President -- Massoumeh Torfeh, Al Jazeera
Iran is Holding Presidential Elections: Here are Four Things to Know -- Thomas Juneau, War on the Rocks

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