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Monthly Archives: March 2024

Fraud, Sanctions and Rigging the System: Iran’s Electoral Realities

Iranwire – Most of Iran’s disgruntled and disenchanted voters are expected to skip today’s elections for parliament and the Assembly of Experts.  They see the process as a false display of democracy meant to validate a government that has not improved their living conditions or personal freedoms. Elections for Iran’s 290 parliamentary representatives occur every four years while elections for …

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Iranian Government Sends Ballot Boxes to Flooded Province—Instead of Aid

Iranwire – Ballot boxes have been delivered to impoverished areas grappling with floods in Sistan and Baluchistan province even though Islamic Republic government agencies have yet to provide any aid or relief after five days of flooding. After heavy rain and flooding in the restive province, 387 villages are still flooded, with more than 110,000 people displaced or in other …

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Two Actors Killed in Accident During Filming in Iran

Iranwire – Two actors were killed and four other people were injured in an accident on the set of the historical TV drama Salman Farsi in northeastern Iran.  The incident occurred on February 29 at the filming location in a village near Shahrood, according to the official news agency IRNA. The report quoted local officials as saying that the casualties …

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Iran Begins Voting in First Parliament Election Since 2022

VOA – Iran began voting Friday in its first parliamentary elections since the mass 2022 protests over its mandatory hijab laws after the death of Mahsa Amini, with questions looming over just how many people will turn out for the poll. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, 84, cast one of the first votes in an election that also will …

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Hardliners Set to Tighten Grip in Iran Vote as Frustration Mounts

VOA — Iran elects a new parliament on Friday in a vote that will test the popularity of the country’s hardline clerical rulers, with mounting public dissent over economic woes and restrictions on political and social freedoms set to keep many Iranians at home. With heavyweight moderates and conservatives staying out of the race and reformists calling it an “unfree …

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