Guardian’s Council: six mullahs appointed by Khamenei to determine who may run in elections and who is omitted.
Engineering of elections: buying votes, keeping away opposition or independent supervisors from the polls, manipulation of outcome of votes.
Reverse-engineering elections: attacking rivals’ candidates and keeping them from becoming candidates.
Ballot collection chamber: this a room in the Ministry of Interior where upon orders from Khamenei, votes are manipulated in favor of the candidate who must be elected.
Hadian-e Sepah (IRGC’s Guiders): a 12,000-man unit of Revolutionary Guards and Basij tasked to produce votes in favor of Supreme Leader’s candidate.
Fetneh (Sedition): uprisings after the 2009 election.
Fetneh-e Jadid (New sedition): possible uprisings in forthcoming elections.
Deviant current: present President Ahmadinejad and his colleagues.
Reformist: the defeated wing of the regime (elements responsible for the eight-year war and massacre of political prisoners).
Fundamentalist: bands affiliated with Khamenei.