The Ayatullah Trumps Ahmadinejad

1 | IRAN

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is the Iranian leader Americans most love to hate--and he's not doing so well at home either. The hard-liner was the big loser in Iran's parliamentary elections March 2, which yielded a solid victory for the even harder-line supporters of Supreme Leader Ayatullah Ali Khamenei. Both camps had approached the election as a public showdown in the bitter two-year feud between the President and the Supreme Leader. Despite all his demagogic bluster, Ahmadinejad has been endlessly battered by domestic rivals. He had hoped to bolster his power base in the Majlis,...

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