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Supreme Leader engineers compliant parliament

Iran’s recent highly managed parliamentary elections show that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his allies have abandoned all pretense of representing the will of the people. Hardliners are now in full control of the parliament.  Provisional results released by the Iranian authorities point to a complete takeover of the  parliament, with Khamenei’s allies taking […]