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Iranian President Remarks on Election: June 18, 2013

Iranian President Remarks on Election: June 18, 2013

Iranian president remarks on election: June 18, 2013

On June 14, 2013, Iran held its eleventh presidential election. While none of the candidates vying to succeed President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad represented a clear break from Iran's past leadership, the ultimate victor, Hassan Rouhani, was viewed as a moderate reformer. Rouhani's reputation for shunning extremism and being more open to cooperation within Iran and with other countries led many to believe his presidency could result in eased tensions between the West and Iran and greater personal freedoms for the Iranian people.

A Closely Watched Election

Iran's last presidential election occurred in 2009, when then-President Ahmadinejad faced a significant reelection challenge from reform candidate and former Prime Minister Mir-Hossein Mousavi, who supported plans ...

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