From the Peoria Journal Star:
A Knox College professor who is the co-author of a textbook on the Middle East said Wednesday Iranâ€™s form of government makes it extremely difficult to predict what may happen as protests continue in the streets over Fridayâ€™s presidential election.
Iranâ€™s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei declared hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad the overwhelming winner.
Roy Andersen, a professor of economics at Knox, said confusing the situation even more is opposition candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi.
â€œThe defeated candidate himself is a hard-liner,â€ Andersen said. â€œSo it isnâ€™t like heâ€™s a great reformist, at least by history. Although he seems to be moving that way.â€
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