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On Friday (February 26), millions of Iranians went to the polls to vote for candidates for their parliament (Majlis), the president and the Assembly of Experts, the body that appoints the Supreme Leader.
There’s been a great deal of commentary about the Iranian elections, and we thought we’d share some of it with you:
The video does an excellent job providing background on the election.
- Iranian President and Moderates Make Strong Gains in Elections — Thomas Erdbrink, New York Times
This New York Times piece offers in-depth coverage of the election.
- 4 reasons Iran’s election is a bigger deal than you think — Max Fisher, Vox
Here, Max Fisher argues that the Iranian elections could have a significant impact on the country and its relationship with the West.
- In Iran, those “moderates” look a lot like hardliners — Eli Lake, Bloomberg View
Here, Eli Lake explains how the Iranian election results need to be viewed carefully when considering who actually makes up the different parties.