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March 1, 2012 12:20 pm

Iran Elections Friday, First Since 2009 Protests and Fraud Accusations

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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Photo: wiki commons.

CS Monitor -Iran’s Islamic regime is using every tool to convince Iranians to vote tomorrow in parliamentary elections, in what its top leader predicts will “smack the face” of the United States and other “enemies.”

The Friday vote is the first national election since the ill-fated 2009 presidential election, in which widespread irregularities and charges of fraud prompted months of street protests, a violent crackdown on the opposition Green Movement, and a deep crisis of legitimacy.

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