Iran’s Ahmadinejad seeks refuge in radicalism as key to second term, Khamenei seems to agree

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Issue 838 - 11 Oct 2008 | 8 minute read

With Ahmadinejad finding a second wind as Khamenei endorses nationalist populism, his conservative pragmatist rivals who now dominate the Majlis risk being outmanoeuvred as president and supreme leader unite in defying international opinion over the nuclear issue and continuing a high-spending domestic policy recipe that has fuelled surging inflation.

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