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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 07:44 AM
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Conservatives lead in sham Iranian election
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3509151.stm

<Early results from Iran's general elections suggest that conservative supporters of clerical rule are heading for a sweeping victory.

This had been widely predicted after more than 2,000 reformist candidates were disqualified from standing.

Rajab Ali Mazrouli, a leading member of the pro-reform Islamic Participation Front, said: "Most of the winners this time are conservatives. It was a race without competition

"Candidates have been barred from participating in the elections in an attempt to limit the choice of the Iranian people for their government," state department spokesman Adam Ereli said./.

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varun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 07:48 AM
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1. must be a conservative trait...
it happened here in USA in 2000 too :eyes:
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_Jumper_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 09:08 PM
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2. Yeah
Edited on Sat Feb-21-04 09:09 PM by _Jumper_
What Bush did justifies what a terrorist, Neanderthal, fundie, and despotic regime in Iran does. :eyes:
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Darranar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 09:50 PM
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3. There's a difference, though...
Bush didn't wipe Gore off the ballot.

He simply ensured that the votes didn't count.
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SaddenedDem Donating Member (447 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 09:55 PM
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4. No, much more like what the DNC did to Dean n/t
Not at all like 2000.
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