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RFE/RL Briefing: Iran's Presidential Options


With a little more than two weeks to go before Iranians go to the polls to pick a president, RFE/RL correspondent Golnaz Esfandiari sketches the candidates and outlines the political landscape. She says the vote represents a marked change from four years ago, when reformists organized a boycott and a little-known former Tehran mayor rode populist pledges to victory. And just as was the case ahead of the 2005 balloting, the outcome is difficult to predict.

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