If the elections were a farce, I wouldn't know why in my friends last visit, most all he came across were radicals?
I'm sorry, Iran IMO is not the way it might have been 20 years ago with their younger people. Today they are all mostly radicalized.
My friend had them all pushing the Koran on him and talking violent crazy sh!t. It's a toilet at this point from what I was told.
I don't know what your friend experienced or what you mean by radicalized or what was happening in Iran where and when your friend visited.(the regime may have been clamping down even more for some reason while your friend was there) The gov't has put more basij on the streets and has clamped down more than in recent years. They're trying to reign in the population, because they can feel themselves losing control over the people.
Ahmadinejad was selected to be the president by Khamenei. There is NO doubt that the majority of Iranians want freedom and want to see the end of this regime.