Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Iranian Election Latest

When people talk about the 'democratic deficit' or 'stifling dissent' here or in the US, I wish they'd think a bit more about Zimbabwe or Iran before opening their mouths. I can just imagine what the Guardian would say if the Archbishop of Canterbury disqualified 2,400 Parliamentary candidates for not following his brand of Christianity.

Now 100 Iranian MPs have criticised Ayatollah Ali Khamenei for doing just that. Voting is on Friday. If any candidates are left.

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