Omid Memarian

Sunday, February 22, 2004

Struggle between the numbers"
Reports on television and radio — a state-run monopoly — said that 60 percent of the country's more than 46 million eligible voters had taken part. But the reformist movement, which has struggled unsuccessfully over the last four years to dilute absolute clerical rule, contended on its Web site that its call for a boycott had been at least partly heeded. It said that turnout was between 45 and 47 percent nationwide, and under 30 percent in the major cities..."


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