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Questions abound over future of Ahmadinejad

Despite his increasing isolation, former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been reappointed as a member of the Expediency Council.
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gestures as he leaves a news conference in Istanbul, Turkey May 9, 2011.REUTERS/Murad Sezer/File Photo - RTX2DZ1N

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's Principlists kept themselves at the top of the pyramid of power through former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his circle of associates. Now, however, this same circle is harshly attacking its former allies and even some pillars of the political establishment, so much so that some Principlist factions have asked for probes into some of its actions.

Ahmadinejad is a staple of Iranian politics. Whether in office or sitting at home, he is always hungry for publicity.

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