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Fire under the ashes: A year after Iran’s troubled elections

Al Toraifi, Adel (2010) Fire under the ashes: A year after Iran’s troubled elections. International Affairs at LSE (02 Jul 2010). Website.

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As some analysts expected, the anniversary of the Iranian elections passed with neither huge protests in the streets nor any prominent events taking place. Except for some student arrests and an individual attack against the former presidential candidate Mehdi Karroubi, the Iranian regime proved that it is the master of the situation. This reality was made clear when leaders of the opposing green movement backed down from organizing protests days before the anniversary and instead apologized out of fear of security measures taken by the Iranian regime. Perceived as a serious weakness by their supporters, members of the opposition have decreased in number.

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Additional Information: © 2010 The Author(s)
Divisions: IGA: LSE IDEAS
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2017 09:32
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2021 00:20

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