Iranian election roundup, 6 June 2009

Sunday, June 07, 2009

One week left!

The big news yesterday was the debate between Karroubi and Ahmadinejad, which I stayed up late to liveblog. Karroubi was telling the truth when he said he wasn't going to go easy on Ahmadinejad; during the first ten minutes it seemed like a bit of "I tied an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time"-type largely unfocused conversation, but after that he became extremely fired up and the interpreter was having a hard time conveying everything. You can see a few writeups of the debate here, here, and here.

So that was the debate. Here are some other articles from yesterday.

There are two debates remaining: the one today is between Mousavi and Karroubi, and this one will naturally be quite friendly but focused as each of them tries to make their case for why people should vote for one in preference to the other, and tomorrow will be between Ahmadinejad and Rezaei, which will probably be anything but friendly (Rezaei has the greatest chance of taking support away from Ahmadinejad). Really looking forward to that last one.

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