Sunday, June 21, 2009

The Myth Of Rural Popularity

Chatham House, an independent think tank on international affairs, has just produced a substantial paper titled, "Preliminary Analysis of the Voting Figures in Iran’s 2009 Presidential Election." They, too, find something fishy about the election.

"In 2005, as in 2001 and 1997, conservative candidates, and Ahmadinejad in particular, were markedly unpopular in rural areas. That the countryside always votes conservative is a myth. The claim that this year Ahmadinejad swept the board in more rural provinces flies in the face of these trends."

via Sully

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