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'Great Shock' Over Rafsanjani's Disqualification

By Golnaz Esfandiari, RFE/RL

The front page of Iran's "Ebtekar" daily is a good indication of how many Iranians felt when they heard the news that former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani -- one of the pillars of the Islamic establishment -- had been banned from running in next month's vote.

The headline in red reads: "Great Shock"

The exclusion of Rafsanjani from the vote paves the way for the Islamic establishment to bring a loyalist to power.

(Read more about the significance and implications of the Guardians Council's decision here.)

Copyright (c) 2013 RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036.

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