Last week Iranians went to cast their votes to elect the members city councils and the members of House of Experts[1].  The process was anything but doll. Still fresh from their victory in 2005 President Ahmadinegad’s supporters hoped to win the majority of councils nationwide and the seats of Tehran’s council.  Since President Ahmadinegad’s rise to power had begun by becoming the mayor of Tehran, he and his supporters also wanted to block the road for potential presidential candidates; including present Mayor: Mr. Ghalibaf, a conservative technocrat who happens to be a former General of Revolutionary Guards and an aviator. … Continue reading