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Elections in revolution outraged Iran

TEHRAN, IRAN - 2024/03/01: Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei speaks to journalists while casting his vote in the parliamentary elections and the elections for the Council of Experts. (Photo by Sobhan Farajvan/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
TEHRAN, IRAN - 2024/03/01: Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei speaks to journalists while casting his vote in the parliamentary elections and the elections for the Council of Experts. (Photo by Sobhan Farajvan/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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2:45 PM EST, March 1, 2024

Elections in Iran are being held today, that is Friday the first of March 2024. They are the first and extremely important elections since the 2022 anti-government protests followin the death of Mahsa Amini.

The low turnout is expected, but the elections could not have been more crucial. The Iran, like the most totalitarian regimes in the world right now, are undergoing severe social changes following the protests after the murder of Mahsa Amini by fundamentalist religous security police.

Is this going to be the dawn of long falling totalitarianism. The great power of Russia has fallen following their crushing deafeat in the 2022 Ukrainian offensive. The regime in Iran is having turbulent times following the mass protest that had become famous all over the world. The North Korea seems to be on their legs, but all the experts in the wolrd know that the regime can only lose its influence and power.

It is not so easy thoug. Although massive upsets on the Ukrainina battlefield throughout the twi-yera span Russia is still occupying vast areas of Ukraine and the war does not appear to be close to an end, the murder of Navalny shows the weakness of Putin's regime, but also his power to do so. The situation in Iran is also complicated.

Seyyed Ali Hosseini Khamenei is the longest ruling leader in the Middle East and is keeping his totalitarian, religious fundamentalist power since 1989, the elections do not seem to be able to stop him from keeping his title.

Al Jazeera reports key facts:

- Initial results are expected to be released starting tomorrow.
- Voter turnout is a major issue for officials who have been calling on the electorate to head to the polling stations.
- Rising unemployment and soaring inflation appear to have an effect on people’s enthusiasm for the elections.

Al Jazeera

Sources: BBC; Al Jazeera

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