Iran’s Elections 2009:
The End of Hope for peaceful Democratic Reforms
Ali Asghar Kazemi
June 13, 2009
Presidential elections of June 12, 2009 in Iran shall be remembered as the end of an era of democratic process toward political reform in a religious-revolutionary regime in Iran. Disregard of the outcome of the event, Iranians have been once again disheartened in their earnest attempt towards exercising their citizen rights in shaping their destiny for a brighter future.
What happened during the campaign for presidential elections in Iran which distinct it from the previous ones? What are the implications of this new trend for political development and democratic process in Iran? Who are the real winners and losers of this historic contest?