Mousavi makes a comeback / Mahan Abedin

Mousavi makes a comeback
By Mahan Abedin

More than four years ago, this author correctly predicted that veteran Iranian politician and former prime minister Mir Hossein Mousavi would run for the presidency in 2009. [1]

The elections in just over two weeks promise to be the most competitive in the 30-year history of the Islamic Republic. While predicting the outcome of Iranian elections is futile - given the country's peculiar constitutional arrangements and the volatility of the electorate - nonetheless there are numerous indications that the event will be a closely contested race between President Mahmud Ahmadinejad and Mousavi.

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