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May 22, 2013

Los Angeles Times: Iran presidential vote: Who’s in? Who’s out? Who cares?


“There are two reasons Rafsanjani entered the race at the last minute – one, to prevent Mashaei from winning and letting Ahmadinejad continue to pull the strings. The other is to have a bargaining chip. He can say, if he accepts his exclusion, that he should get something in return. There’s a lot of political backroom deal-making going on,” said Reza Marashi.




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