Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Stung by hardliner's entry into second round, Iran's youngsters contemplate voting

After having boycotted the first round of presidential election on June 17, the young in Iran are trying to figure out whether it was the right decision now that it has brought a hardline and conservative rule closer. Whatever, even if little, has been achieved under Khatami's two terms, the option of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as Iran's president is not one many would like to consider.

Ahmadinejad has even gone on record and promised to "chop the hands off" corrupt officials and stated in May that Iran "didn't have a Revolution in order to establish democracy". Gee! It would not be surprising to see Rafsanjani romp home in the second round with a considerable margin of victory - thanks to a high turnout of young voters.

Read one article on this issue here.


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