Iran.1 - Iran A Non-democracy 1997 2001 Iran elects and re-elects Mohammed Khatami as President in landslides A hojjat al-Islam Proof of Islam Vs

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    Iran A Non-democracy
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    1997/ 2001 Iran elects and re-elects Mohammed Khatami as President in landslides. A hojjat al-Islam ‘Proof of Islam’ Vs. Ayatollah or Grand Ayatollah
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    Khatami stressed an open society. Was  liberal/ ‘dialogue among civilizations’ His victory was surprise. The Clerical and media Establishment opposed him. Was he another Gorbachev?
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    Supreme Leader: Ayatollah Ali  Khamenei.
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    Iran today: Mixture of theocracy and democracy. Clerical authority and popular sovereignty. Divine right of clerics and right of the people.
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    Iran: Regular elections for President and Parliament. Clerically dominated Guardian Council- determines who can and cannot run for President
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    President: Formal head of executive branch but he can be overruled or dismissed by the Supreme Leader.
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    President: Appoints minister of justice but whole judiciary is under authority of chief judge who is appointed by Supreme Leader
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This note was uploaded on 10/29/2008 for the course CPO 2001 taught by Professor Kraus during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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Iran.1 - Iran A Non-democracy 1997 2001 Iran elects and re-elects Mohammed Khatami as President in landslides A hojjat al-Islam Proof of Islam Vs

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