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Election on June 14 will be neither free nor fair

Friday, 14 June 2013

Mansour Osanloo, exiled former president of the Tehran Bus Drivers Union, said that presidential elections on June 14 will be neither free nor fair. The candidates on the ballot have been preselected in a politically motivated vetting process that has little purpose other than ensuring the election of a compliant president who will be loyal to Iran’s supreme leader… The outside world is primarily focused on whether the election will signal a shift in the Iranian regime’s stand on the nuclear issue. But for the average Iranian the most important issue is the impact of this election on her pocketbook — especially for the hardworking masses, whose purchasing power has drastically decreased as they struggle to provide the most basic necessities for their families (Osanloo, who recently fled Iran was imprisoned by the Iranian government from 2006 to 2011).

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  • Published: 2 years ago on Friday, 14 June 2013
  • By: Iran Daily Brief
  • Last Modified: June 14, 2013 @ 4:09 pm
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    • http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/14/opinion/reading-marx-in-tehran.html?hp&_r=0

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