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Most Iran VPs, Ministers Quit in Protest

Iran’s worst political crisis in years deepened Wednesday, with the government saying most of its ministers and vice presidents have submitted resignations to protest the barring of thousands of would-be candidates from upcoming elections. Vice President Mohammad Ali Abtahi warned that unless the candidates are reinstated, “the country will face many problems, both at home and abroad.” “Such disqualifications of prospective candidates is against democracy,” Abtahi said after a Cabinet meeting. “The 1979 Islamic revolution was based on democracy, and such methods damage our Islamic democracy and turn elections into sham elections.” Full Story

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