Will Iran see free and fair parliamentary elections?
Will Iran see free and fair parliamentary elections?Reformist party refuses to participate while government cracks down on opposition voices.
Iranians go to the polls this Friday in the first vote since the disputed 2009 elections, which spurred eight months of unrest in the country.
More than 3,000 candidates are contending for 290 seats that will be decided by 48 million voters. But with a battered opposition that is unwilling to participate and an escalating crackdown on voices of dissent, how democratic will these parliamentary elections be?
In this episode of The Stream, we speak to Hooman Majd, journalist and author, and blogger Arash Abadpour.
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