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Ahmadi-Nejad critics lead in Iran poll results
Iran’s fundamentalists, who are harshly critical of president Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad, have led the early results of Friday’s parliamentary elections.
Analysts, however, are cautious in calling Iran’s president a big loser and stress his political weight in the next 290-seat parliament remains unclear and complicated.
Iran’s president has fallen foul of the regime after he decided last year to challenge the authority of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader who is supposed to be obeyed unconditionally, triggering an unprecedented power struggle.
The United Fundamentalists Front, gathering more moderate forces among hardliners who support Ayatollah Khamenei and are the most outspoken critics of the president, has so far won more seats than other groups in the parliament.