Iran: how long can Islamic Republic limp on?
Guardian / Meir Javedanfar

Public anger did not overthrow the regime but the Republic has been damaged, and infighting threatens its continued stability.

The 10th Iranian presidential elections, which took place on 12 June 2009, changed the face of the Islamic Republic forever. The unprecedented outpouring of public anger damaged the legitimacy of Ayatollah Khamenei's regime like never before. At the same time, the ensuing infighting, which has taken place within his regime since the election, has seriously damaged the level of consensus between the different factions within the regime.

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