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Dozens of Iranian legislators are reported to have resumed their protest in parliament over a hard-line commission’s disqualification of moderate election candidates.


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Some sitting members of parliament were on the Guardian Council’s ban on hundreds of candidates in the February 20 poll — all allied with reformist President Mohammad Khatami, the state-run news agency, IRNA, said Monday.

Reformist President Mohammad Khatami,” eh? All that means is, they’re allied with Khrushchev instead of with the ghost of Stalin.

Iran’s revolution will come — but from the bottom up, not from Parliament down.


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