Iranian election

Most Iranians voted by staying home.

Tamar Eilam Gindin
Feb. 25 2020 12:01AM

The contest could determine the next supreme leader.

Michael Rubin
May 3 2017 12:01AM

But also a referendum on the regime’s legitimacy.

April 24 2017 12:01AM

“While we were talking to the Europeans in Tehran, we were installing equipment . . . in Isfahan,” boasted Iran’s nuclear negotiator Hassan Rohani in 2006. Now he is the president.

June 24 2013 12:00AM

No doubt Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei is less worried that his pet candidates did poorly in Friday's election than pleased to have an electoral process. . .

June 17 2013 12:00AM

Saeed Jalili, the reputed front-runner to be Iran's next president, owes his meteoric rise to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei—and repays his mentor with absolute loyalty. 

Abbas Milani
June 13 2013 12:00AM