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Iran doesn't elect there rules, they elect there PR representative

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Submitted by Andy (United Kingdom), Dec 30, 2009 at 01:13

Don't confuse the elections in Iran for democracy, the last election showed us that, over 100% turnout in some areas with the result announced before all the votes had even been counted. It was more rigged than the by election of Dunny-on-the-Wold (for fans of Blackadder). Iran does not get to elect there Supreme Leader, and the Supreme Leader gets a huge say on who can be a Presidential candidate. The president is little more than a first minister in an absolute monarchy style dictatorship. The Supreme Leader is Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces while the President is little more than a PR manager.

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