What will post-election hardline domination mean for Iran's future?


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Dr. Bijan Khajehpour

Managing Partner, Eurasian Nexus Partners, Vienna, Austria


April 2, 2024

Bottom Line:

The recent elections, which produced the lowest voter turnout in the history of the Islamic Republic, have underlined the depth of the gulf between the Iranian state and a society that has little confidence in the ruling establishment and a high degree of hopelessness in facing an authoritarian state moving toward a hard-line agenda. Undoubtedly, there will be political fallout from these deepening fissures. However, it is unclear whether it will lead to a further deepening of tensions or to reforms in governance structures. For now, the political constellation seems unsustainable.

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