Iran’s Non-Election

Michael Ledeen, who has been following events in Iran closer than anyone else in the media, reports on a massive civil protest in the recent Iranian municipal elections. The turnout rate for the election was less than 1% in the city of Tehran – a shockingly low figure. Ledeen points out that this could very well be sign of the disgust most Iranians have towards their "reformist" government. Despite President Mohammad Khatami’s promises of reform, very little has been done.

The level of protest in Iran has been rising steadily over the past few months, and seems to be indicative of a much larger social movement. The West missed the Iranian Revolution in 1979, and now they appear to missing the next revolution looming in Iran.

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