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Results of Iranian Election: “Door Slams on Hopes of Change”

June 13, 2009

Protests continue in Iran over the re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, with Mousavi supporters skeptical of the reliability of the results. The election prematurely brought to an end the burgeoning optimism about the potential for progress in Iran. From the article at the New York Times,

But for those who dreamed of a gentler Iran, Saturday was a day of smoldering anger, crushed hopes and punctured illusions, from the streets of Tehran to the policy centers of Western capitals.
Iranians who hoped for a bit more freedom, a better managed economy and a less reviled image in the world wavered between protest and despair on Saturday.

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