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December 04, 2006

Will Ahmadinejad's Term Be Cut Short?

Iran: Parliament shortens Ahmadinejad's term

Published: 12.03.06, 20:44

The Iranian parliament voted on Sunday to unite the presidential elections with the upcoming parliamentary ones, this according to the official Iranian news agency.

The proposal, which passed with a surprising 80 percent majority, may cut the term of sitting President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad by 18 months.

The bill must still be ratified by the Iranian constitutional committee, which is headed by former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Ahmadinejad's arch-rival, a fact which many see as indicative that the bill will indeed be authorized.

Hashemi Rafsanjani

Rafsanjani himself is considered one of the most powerful politicians in Iran and is currently running for a position in the Assembly of Experts, an 86-strong body of ayatollahs who monitor the Iranian Supreme Leader (a position currently held by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei). The Assembly has the power to dismiss the Supreme Leader. Already existing tensions have heightened between Ahmadinejad and Rafsanjani as the latter is pitted directly against Ahmadinejad's spiritual mentor Masbah Yazdi who is also vying for a spot on the Assembly of Experts.

One of the reasons cited in the proposal for bringing the two elections together is cutting the costs brought on by a double election. Opponents to the bill claimed that cutting the president's term is unconstitutional and that parliament's term should be extended to meet the original date for the presidential election.

Wild Thing's comments......

What the heck???? Assembly of Experts hahaha

Has Stinky been a bad boy? Who knows? Maybe Howard Dean will defeat Mahmoud in a landslide 18 months from now.

Posted by Wild Thing at December 4, 2006 12:47 AM


Tom Cruise and Vincent D'Onofrio could play these roles in the new film "The Assembly of Experts".

As bad as Iran is, are all the guys with the cheese wheels on their heads Twelvers? Do they all want to end up as cinders on smoking prayer rugs? Probably not.

There must be something going on here, and it isn't the cost of a double election.

Posted by: Rhod at December 4, 2006 08:09 AM

Rhod, what a movie that would be. hahaha

I agree something is going on. I sure hope is isn't to put someone else there that is weven worse then old stinky.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 4, 2006 11:57 AM

Seeing Ahmaweeniejob standing on that stool I have to ask, when he sits at the big table does he use a phone book in order to reach the table.

Posted by: Mark at December 4, 2006 06:20 PM

Mark, lmao he must have to do that too. I hadn't thought of that. heh heh

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 4, 2006 07:34 PM