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New power struggle erupts in Iran

About 60 Iranian MPs are staging a sit-in in parliament to protest over hundreds of reformist candidates being barred from next month’s elections. The MPs vowed to continue until the decisions, made by the conservative Guardian Council, were reversed. President Mohammad Khatami said he did not think the Council’s methods were democratic and said he would hold talks with its members to resolve the issue. Up to half of the candidates registered have reportedly been disqualified. Full Story

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