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New Poll on Iranian Election Shows Rouhani as Front-Runner

Iran's presidential candidate Hassan Rouhani's outspokenness on important issues could propel him to the presidency at the last minute.
Iran's former chief nuclear negotiator Hassan Rohani attends a meeting of Iran's Assembly of Experts in Tehran on March 5, 2013. Iran's Assembly of Experts is an 86-seat body that selects the supreme leader and supervises his activities and holds sessions twice a year. AFP PHOTO/ ATTA KENARE        (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

Iran’s presidential elections are full of surprises, from Mohammad Khatami’s landslide victory in 1997 to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s rise to the presidency in 2005 to former President Hashemi Rafsanjani’s shocking disqualification this year. 

What do they tell us about this year's election?  

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