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17 June 2005

Just came back from the Moin campaign's HQ. Everyone is sure that Moin is going to second round, butthe question is in the first or second place.

Big news of the night Ahmadinejad's surprising rise. He has done much better than many expected.

The other surprise is Karrubi's high vote in small cities. Former speaker of the parliament, he was the one who promised to give 500,000 Rials (some $50) to all citizens between 18 and 55.

In my view they both indicate the widening income gap between upper and lower class. Voting for Ahmadinejad and Karrubi means a major dissatisfaction with their income.

Shargh online is doing a great job in collecting the initial numbers.

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