Better Luck This Time

Iran's president mohammed khatami radiated smiles last week as he left a Tehran polling station and waded into an ecstatic crowd of young voters all chanting "We love you!" The President waved at supporters, but his good cheer belies the tough road that lies ahead. "I'm not sure what's going to happen, but we're probably not going to feel relief," he told Time. The President easily won a second term, trouncing nine challengers, but as the post-election euphoria wears off most Iranians are coming to realize that the fate of reform lies in the hands of another cleric whose name was...

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