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    Mousavi wins Iran election with 65 percent of vote: top aide

    Ahmadinejad has been beaten by Mir Hossein Moussavi in the election in Iran, which has just ended.

    On a personal note, this is fantastic news. My boss' brother is Jamal Khanjani, who is one of the 7 Iranian national Bahai leaders that the Iranian government has been trying to execute, and who still languishes in Evin Prison. His crime? Worshiping God. Moussavi has vowed to set them free, and in a sweeping acclamation of human rights, Moussavi's wife, who is also his running mate, made a quote about how man and woman are two wings of a bird, and a bird cannot fly without both: This was taken directly from Bahai scripture.

    Change may be afoot in Iran, as the people have demonstrated that they do not accept the present status quo. The Mullahs had better take notice. They do it not at their own peril.

    Article is here.
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    Re: Mousavi wins Iran election with 65 percent of vote: top aide

    Both sides claim victory in Iran election

    State media declared President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad the winner of Iran's election on Friday but challenger Mirhossein Mousavi alleged irregularities and claimed victory for himself.

    The head of the state election commission said Ahmadinejad was leading Mousavi by 69.04 percent to 28.42 percent with more than 5 million votes counted from about 8,800 ballot boxes, or 19 percent of the total.

    The official news agency IRNA said: "Dr Ahmadinejad, by winning most votes at the 10th presidential election, has secured his victory."

    Mousavi had earlier tried to pre-empt official announcements by calling a news conference at which he alleged there had been irregularities, including a shortage of ballot papers.

    "I am the definite winner of this presidential election," he declared.
    Going to be very interesting to see how this plays out.

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    Re: Mousavi wins Iran election with 65 percent of vote: top aide

    The Mullahs aren't about to give in to "westernized" thinking. It'd be nice, but it ain't happening.

    My fear is they make nice, then Obama allows Iran to become a "peaceful" nuclear power, then the radicals take over and we've got a nuclear Iran to deal with head on.

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    Re: Mousavi wins Iran election with 65 percent of vote: top aide

    Ahmanutkabob won.

    Choice between two hand picked extremists. All this election is is the people picking between the people the Guardian Council and Ayatollah have already picked for them.

    Get it?..the "Mullahs" CHOSE them.



    The only moderates in Iran are ether keeping their mouths shut, in prison, or dead.

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    Re: Mousavi wins Iran election with 65 percent of vote: top aide

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Ahmadinejad has been beaten by Mir Hossein Moussavi in the election in Iran, which has just ended.Article is here.
    Sure about that?

    Ahmadinejad leads Iran vote, challenger defiant | Reuters

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    Re: Mousavi wins Iran election with 65 percent of vote: top aide

    Well now, this is going to be a cluster****. We won't know for weeks, if at all, who really won......

    Al Jazeera English - Middle East - Iran rivals dispute poll victory
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    Iran rivals dispute poll victory



    Mousavi claimed victory at a news conference
    soon after polls closed [AFP]


    Both Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran's president, and Mir Hossein Mousavi, his main election rival have claimed victory in the country's election.
    The conflicting claims came just hours after polls officially closed on Friday.

    "The speculative frenzy is building up," Teymoor Nabili, Al Jazeera's correspondent, reporting from Tehran, said.

    Mousavi called a news conference in Tehran to claim victory soon after voting came to an end.

    "In line with the information we have received, I am the winner of this election by a substantial margin," he said. "We expect to celebrate with people soon."

    Only minutes earlier, close Mousavi aide Ali Akbar Mohatshemi-Pour was reported by the AFP news agency as saying his candidate had won 65 per cent of the vote.

    But IRNA, Iran's official news agency, soon afterwards announced that Ahmadinejad had won re-election.

    "Doctor Ahmadinejad, by getting a majority of the votes, has become the definite winner of the 10th presidential election," the news agency said.
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    Re: Mousavi wins Iran election with 65 percent of vote: top aide

    Now all they need to do is revolt against the real leaders, the Islamic clerics.

    Iran voting to replace it's President has the same impact on it's government affairs as the US voting to replace the White house press secretary.
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    Re: Mousavi wins Iran election with 65 percent of vote: top aide

    This would be great news except both Ahmadinejad and Mousavi are claiming victory. The Irainian people want freedom, here is the problem, the president in Iran dosn't have much power. He is a mere mouth piece for the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Hoseyni Khāmene’i and the other ayatollahs and mullahs.

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    Re: Mousavi wins Iran election with 65 percent of vote: top aide

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    This would be great news except both Ahmadinejad and Mousavi are claiming victory. The Irainian people want freedom, here is the problem, the president in Iran dosn't have much power. He is a mere mouth piece for the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Hoseyni Khāmene’i and the other ayatollahs and mullahs.
    Very true.

    But, it does send a huge message to the Ayatollah. It does tell him what his people are thinking and which direction they're leaning. It also tells him where he can expect trouble.

    There's also the Revolutionary Guard to consider. They're not always an apolitical entity.

    Here's the latest on the polls:
    Al Jazeera English - Middle East - Ahmadinejad 'leads Iran poll count'
    Ahmadinejad 'leads Iran poll count'

    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran's incumbent president, has taken a commanding lead in his bid for re-election with more than two-thirds of ballot boxes counted, Iran's interior ministry has said.

    Ahmadinejad is currently ahead with 65.2 per cent of the 28 million ballots counted against 31 per cent for Mir Hossein Mousavi, his main rival.
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    Re: Mousavi wins Iran election with 65 percent of vote: top aide

    The Fix is in, something doesnt smell Halah to me. I hope this is not the end and the people of Iran rise up against this obvious fraud.


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