Adios Ahmadinejad

Dude just got merked electorally. 

Reformist Hassan Rowhani Wins Election To Become Iran's Next President

By ALI AKBAR DAREINI and BRIAN MURPHY 06/15/13 01:42 PM ET EDT AP

 

there are term limits in Iran, Ahmadinejad wasn't running for elections

Ahmadinejad didn't run, term limits

TEHRAN, Iran — Moderate cleric Hasan Rowhani was declared the winner of Iran's presidential vote on Saturday after gaining support among many reform-minded Iranians looking to claw back a bit of ground after years of crackdowns and now resets the country's political order.

The stunning surge behind Rowhani, a former nuclear negotiator, was seen by his supports as a rebuke of uncompromising policies that have left Iran increasingly isolated and under biting sanctions from the West over Tehran's nuclear program. It also demonstrated the strength of opposition sentiment even in a system that is largely organized against it.

The ruling clerics barred from the race reform candidates seen as too prominent, allowing a list of hopefuls who were mainly staunch loyalists of the supreme leader and the Islamic establishment. But the opposition settled on the 64-year-old Rowhani as the least objectionable of the bunch, making him a de facto reform candidate with backers inspired by his message of outreach rather than confrontation.

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Rowhani Wins Election

My mistake. Either way.

I bet US hawks are furious at the election results though. They'll need to rework their excuses for why Iran needs to be invaded.

Sandy Pantz - I bet US hawks are furious at the election results though. They'll need to rework their excuses for why Iran needs to be invaded.

most people don't even realize Iran holds elections and their presidents have term limits

Sandy Pantz - I bet US hawks are furious at the election results though. They'll need to rework their excuses for why Iran needs to be invaded.


Yep.

I wonder if that's why there was a bigger push last year to bomb Iran considering Ahmadinejad would be gone this year. 

What are the next Republican presidential candidates going to talk about in the debates now?

HereWeAre - 


I wonder if that's why there was a bigger push last year to bomb Iran considering Ahmadinejad would be gone this year. 


Absolutely.

The Ayatollahs hold all the power anyway.