Issue 534 - 23 Apr 1996
Iranians went to the polls once again on 19 April. This second round of elections, to the Fifth Majlis, is unlikely to make the likely future course of Iranian politics much clearer than the first round, held on 8 March. Interpretations of the results of the primaries have varied widely. Some hailed the demise of the radicals and the good showing of the pro-Rafsanjani faction while other observers warned that the conservatives were likely to wield increased power.
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