Spring: A controversial word in Iran’s presidential election campaign

As the spring equinox arrived, as expected on March 20 in Iran, and the Persian New Year – Nowruz – began, one word has already become tremendously politicized, for those who observe the upcoming presidential election: “Spring”. During the past couple of months, the outgoing president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his supporters have often used the word “Spring” in their speeches. FULL STORY

Former reformists try to shift Iranian election toward Khatami

[Data Analysis] – Less than three months before Iran’s June presidential election, around 20 candidates have announced their intention to run for office. But, for the first time in the Islamic Republic of Iran, none of these potential candidates represent an obvious “game changer” as the next president. In such an environment, during the past month, several groups of former Reformists have tried to convince … FULL STORY >>