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Let's see if this is another Islamic terrorist group supporting leader of Iran, or if he really wants peace in the Middle East and will stop trying to illegally pursue nuclear weapons.

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No real changes.

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The democratic process in action.

It’s always funny when people complain about the DPRK having and Iran obtaining illegal nuclear weapons when those exact people love that Israel has illegal nuclear weapons. Hypocrisy at its finest.

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P. SmithToday  03:54 pm JST

The democratic process in action.

It’s always funny when people complain about the DPRK having and Iran obtaining illegal nuclear weapons when those exact people love that Israel has illegal nuclear weapons. Hypocrisy at its finest.

The DPRK? Israel? Off-topic

This post is about Iran. Islamic terrorist groups and such.

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zichiToday  03:52 pm JST

No real changes.

Agreed.

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The DPRK? Israel? Off-topic

This post is about Iran. Islamic terrorist groups and such.

It’s not about nuclear weapons; you intidyved that into the conversation.

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Ebrahim Raisi was a member of the Central Committee of the “Death Commissions,” which oversaw the 1988 massacre of over 30,000 political prisoners, .

This does nothing to change the fact that he was democratically elected.

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Sad day, but alas no surprise. The fundamentalists have the support from the clerics and they have demographics on their side. So invariably and increasing part of the population will vote themselves to more islam aka islamic law. It is the same pattern everywhere.

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The clerics choose the candidates, the election is is just for show as it is 'fortified' (to use Time Magazine's term)

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for winning presidential elections even before official results were announced.

Sounds like change is a coming! Congratulations to the people of Iran! You win before you win.

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No the elections are just a fake and a show.

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Now it's Groundhog Day in Iran, too! What's wrong with the people of this world who have a vote? Why everywhere you look they're putting right-wing knuckledragging kooks into power, you know the type who promise them the moon, or at least changing its orbit to fix climate change?

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That months before anyone had an opportunity to throw their hats in the ring the University of Maryland's Centre for International and Security Studies took the time to ask Iranians their opinions (rather than telling them what their opinions should be, or declaring themselves to be mindreaders able to speak authoritatively on what Iranians wanted and dismissing everyone who said different as 'regime fronts') and the answers were fairly clear, someone more Churchillian and less of a Chamberlain when it came to the dictates and aggressions of Washington makes the claim that the election wasn't legitimate sound an awful lot like Trump.

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Whether he is a 'hardliner' or 'ultra-conservative' as major mainstream Western media portrays him, the Iranian people in large majority voted for him for his promise of leading the country from the front without pinning all Iran's hopes on foreign agreements like the JCPOA...Rouhani's reformist government has devalued the national currency by 10 times and the inflation rates are very high for any other country with Iran's resources. While sanctions did play a role but the general inefficacy and elitism of the reformists was what the voters voted against in this election.

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Does anyone find this surprising?

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Glad to see posters here recognise that conservative leaders are a bad thing.

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Democratically elected means he commands the public's majority.

Now Japan can deport all undesirable Iranian "refugees".

While at it do away with non-J's "sympathisers" too.

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Iran elections are never democratic, fair or free. A farce and very sad for the Iranians.

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Iran is similar to Japan in that its politicians are mostly male senior citizens that are out of touch with the younger generations, but also women. Low voter turnout is also something Japan and Iran have in common.

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This won't end well, an election in Iran, the pretense of democracy?

That's like finding life on Mars.

Elvis serving fish and chips.

John Lennon pumping out a rendition of She Love You , at your wedding.

*Putin turning to Christ for forgiveness.

Xi Jinping accidently accepting democracy in Taiwan.

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This does nothing to change the fact that he was democratically elected.

Only in democratic countries you are democratically elected, there version of democracy is very different.

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He can't do anything of note without the Ayatollah's approval,but being ultra conservative,they'll both be on the same wavelength,ideologically,for the most part.So not good for women.

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This does nothing to change the fact that he was democratically elected.

Elected, but not exactly democratically. The candidates have to be approved by the Guardian Council, which is an unelected body.

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Just what EU needed to hear ! Another radical islam mental to worry about !

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Ebrahim looks awful. Looks like he is doing "sieg heil".

What a terrible and sick nation Iran is.

Boycott Iran!

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Historically low turnout because many candidates were barred from running

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Now Japan can deport all undesirable Iranian "refugees".

Actually, not going to happen. Many of them have been in Japan since the late 70s/ early 80s when the hardline islamist Ayatollah took over. Lots of Iranian restaurants in Japan. Mostly very good people, and many have become Japanese.

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The democratic process in action.

Iran doesn't have a true democracy. Remember the Khamenei is still the unelected "supreme leader" over the "president" selected from a pool of candidates that a council of religious fundamentalists determine if they should be allowed to be a candidate in the first place.

Like the DPRK allowing an "election" where there is only ONE candidate. Or Russia's Kremlin controlled "democracy".

Iranians are never going to win until state funded corruption ends starting at the top.

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So, let's see, the people who think Iran isn't a democracy think that a guy who, to use the American phrasing, serves at the pleasure of a directly elected body who's prime mandate is to evaluate, review, and debate on the 'Supreme' Leader (the Supreme part isn't a title of the office, but rather an term of respect for the position, like 'right honourable' for members of Parliament in a lot of Commonwealth countries) is an all powerful dictator, despite being barred from introducing legislation (he gets to veto legislation as unconstitutional as the Executive Branch of the judiciary) and many other things, because to prevent another US sponsored overthrow and return to dictatorship, Iran has a divided government model with interlocking vetoes between the over half dozen branches.

Or they think that the Guardian Council is unelected and the all powerful dictators (half of them face the public in the form of the Legislature every 6 years, the other half serve at the pleasure of the Guardian Council, and their decisions on the constitutionality of the laws the Legislature passes are appealable to the Expediency Council. Oh, and they often disagree with each other because they represent a spectrum of different political philosophies.

But the telling thing is that most of them also think Apartheid is a democracy.

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the Iranian people in large majority voted for him

No. They didn't. Typically 70% of Iranians show up to the polls. This time, 37% showed up. That isn't even a majority, much less "large majority."

Appears a group has decided to carry out a comment operation here, with not-so-true claims.

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Just calling something democractic and giving it the appearance of democracy, doesn't actually make it democratic. If it did, North Korea, or rather the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, would be democratic.

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Netanyahu claimed for 30 years, his entire career, that Iran was months away from having a nuclear bomb.

Iran was a thriving parliamentary democracy until the British and US conspired and paid for a coup to have the government overthrown in 1953, installing the Shah as a dictator so the US and UK could have more military surveillance and missiles closer to the border of the Soviet Union.

The west created the Iranian state that exists today. And, they're quite happy about it, because everyone needs a boogyman to blame.

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Nice to know that Iran is a functioning DEMOCRASY unlike the rest of the middle east were Kings and Dictators rule till they rust and die.

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A benevolent dictatorship is a fairer form of government than any corrupt democracy.

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A benevolent dictatorship is a fairer form of government than any corrupt democracy.

Whereas an authoritarian dictatorship is a more corrupt form of government than any democracy.

Dictatorships are rarely benevolent. When they are, usually the next dictator to follow isn't.

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That months before the start of the election, an American designed, Canadian conducted public opinion poll of the actual views of the Iranian population found a 4 in 5 favorability rating for the eventual winner makes the views of those who claim that the election wasn't democratic or fair or somehow not an accurate reflection of the will of the Iranian population suspect, to say the least in my opinion.

What about yours?

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"I congratulate ... Raisi, elected by the nation,"

Something like a 37% voter turnout, lowest in history.

Maybe the fact Raisi was part of the Death Commission, responsible for the murder of 30,000 Iranian political prisoners, didn't play well in the countryside,.

StrangerlandToday  01:14 am JST

Just calling something democractic and giving it the appearance of democracy, doesn't actually make it democratic. If it did, North Korea, or rather the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, would be democratic.

Exactly.

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must watch

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Iran, the leading supporter of worldwide terrorism, especially in the Mideast, will be further isolated from the world because fo the election of Raisi. Obviously Israel will heighten its defenses, and Iran will continue to support the Islamic terrorist group Hamas, which has the destruction of Israel as a basic tenet in its charter.

Iran will continue its proxy war against Israel using Hamas, and as a result Hamas will be responsible for deaths of civilian Palestinian Arabs where Israel rightfully defends itself.

The people of Iran definitely did not get their choice in Ebrahim Raisi .

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