Monday, June 08, 2009
The debate has started but there's no live stream with English interpretation, and the debate promises to be a friendly one anyway, probably something along the lines of the Obama-Clinton debates during the primaries last year. Don't forget that there's no problem with two people of similar views running as Mousavi and Karroubi are (the so-called Ralph Nader effect) because if no candidate gets 50% or more during the first round it goes to a runoff, and that means that simply getting the vote out for one's side and making sure your opponent doesn't get 50% is much more important.
The live stream in Persian can be heard here but it's pretty choppy over here. Maybe you'll have better luck with it. I'll write more on the debate tomorrow in the election roundup for the day. So far on Twitter they seem to be pretty happy with his performance. Apparently he just said that "there's nothing worse than when a government lies to its people." (so says a Twitter post)
Edit a few hours later: if you know Persian you can start watching it here.