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Iran: Rouhani's Promises to the People Will Never Be Realised

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has just been re-elected for another term. He was up against rival Ebrahim Raisi. Rouhani is considered by many as the lesser of two evils, but this is by no means to say that Rouhani is a promising choice. Indeed, he has been president for the past four years and nothing has really improved for the people of Iran.

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Iran: Rifts Among Senior Elites Deepen

After the election ended in Iran, the Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, claimed victory. How will this affect the divides among the senior ranks of his regime?

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Iran's Sham Elections Spark Protest in Canada

Following the sham elections in Iran, in which incumbent Hassan Rouhani was selected to serve a second term, protests broke out across Iran but spread all across the world, including to Canada.

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Iranian Resistance Quick to Dispute Regime's Accounts of Voter Participation

 By INU Staff 

INU - Even after polls were kept open for five hours longer than originally planned, it was not immediately clear who had won the Iranian presidential election on Friday. Various reports in Western media suggested that the incumbent Rouhani would likely have an edge over hardline challenger Ebrahim Raisi, because high voter turnout suggested that moderate and reformist voters had overcome their lackluster support for Rouhani in the wake of his disappointing first term. However, these reports have been disputed by Iranian dissidents, who insist that regardless of who is declared the winner, voter turnout was much lower than Tehran has claimed.

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Rouhani Promises Second-Term Reform, but Iran's System Is Unlikely to Allow It

By INU Staff
INU - When it was announced this past weekend that the incumbent Hassan Rouhani had won Iran’s presidential election with 57 percent of the vote, the victorious administration responded with promises of increased domestic freedoms and an opening of Iran to the world.

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During Election Campaign in Iran, Women’s Rights Rhetoric Increases and Gender Segregation Curbed

 During Iran’s presidential elections, women who are usually punished for non-Islamic dress codes, are offered a rare freedom. They are seen uncovered in photos with candidates. Rhetoric regarding women’s rights rises, and gender segregations are curbed. 

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Iran Breaking News - Protest gathering by families of political prisoners in front of Rouhani's office

 According to latest news from Iran, more than 100 families of political prisoners in Iran, in particular the families of Ward 350...

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