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Iran Holds Presidential Electioni
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June 14, 2013 9:49 AM
Iranians are casting ballots Friday to elect a new president to succeed the incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has been in power since 2005. As the controversial leader heads out of office after completing his two-term limit, few expect that the new president will bring a significant change in Iran, where the real power lies in the hands of the country's religious leaders. Zlatica Hoke reports.

Iran Holds Presidential Election

Published June 14, 2013

Iranians are casting ballots Friday to elect a new president to succeed the incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has been in power since 2005. As the controversial leader heads out of office after completing his two-term limit, few expect that the new president will bring a significant change in Iran, where the real power lies in the hands of the country's religious leaders. Zlatica Hoke reports.


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