TITLE

Seeking a Pragmatist

AUTHOR(S)
Bahari, Maziar
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
Newsweek (Pacific Edition);3/14/2005 (Pacific Edition), Vol. 145 Issue 11, p25
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Profiles Iranian Ali Akbar Hasemi Rafsanjani whom some believe may run for office in the upcoming presidential elections. Current leader Mohammad Khatami who was elected in 1997 as a reformist who may many promises but has lacked the skill or power to deliver them; How candidates are chosen in Iran which is hardly democratic; Belief of some that the choices are between absolute evil and relative evil and that Rafsanjani fits the relative evil category; No candidate who will bring a more representative government to the country; Concerns that the fundamentalists have been gaining power.
ACCESSION #
16366567

 

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