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  תשרי 12, 5768 , 24/09/07

Iran's Ahmadinejad Opponents Take over Top Posts

Two opponents of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have been elected to top positions, one of them outranking the president's authority. Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a former president who lost to Ahmadinejad in 2005, was elected head of the Assembly of Experts. 

An American Navy think tank analyst, William Samii, said the move represents a significant change in Iran. "People are fed up with Ahmadinejad and his belligerence. The regime will try to pursue a less-confrontational foreign policy," he said.

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