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TEHRAN – After many Iranians failed to vote in Friday’s presidential election, seeing it as rigged in favor of an ultra-conservative candidate, that candidate – outright justice chief Ebrahim Raisi – won the presidency of Iran on Saturday, paving the way for the country’s leadership to cement the conservative legacy of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali …

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – As Iranian state television showed people streaming their votes on Friday and presenters congratulated them for coming to vote, very different scenes unfolded on the streets of Tehran, where many polling stations seemed relatively empty. Amid mounting anger and apathy over a presidential vote in favor of Ebrahim Raisi, the …

June 19, 2021 SSINCE overthrow of Saddam Hussein, a bloodied despot, Iraq has gone from crisis to civil war and vice versa. Today, as the country prepares for elections in October, many Iraqis say they are too disgusted to vote. What is the point, they ask, when the government they elect can barely rule, when …