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Iran: Parliament shortens Ahmadinejad's term
YNET NEWS ^ | December 3, 2006 | Dudi Cohen

Posted on 12/03/2006 8:31:42 PM PST by BigFinn

Vast majority of Iranian lawmakers vote to move up presidential elections by 18 months, final say on matter up to Ahmadinejad's arch-rival.

Will Ahmadinejad's term be cut short? The Iranian parliament voted on Sunday to unite the presidential elections with the upcoming parliamentary ones, this according to the official Iranian news agency.

The proposal, which passed with a surprising 80 percent majority, may cut the term of sitting President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad by 18 months.

The bill must still be ratified by the Iranian constitutional committee, which is headed by former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Ahmadinejad's arch-rival, a fact which many see as indicative that the bill will indeed be authorized.

Rafsanjani himself is considered one of the most powerful politicians in Iran and is currently running for a position in the Assembly of Experts, an 86-strong body of ayatollahs who monitor the Iranian Supreme Leader (a position currently held by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei). The Assembly has the power to dismiss the Supreme Leader. Already existing tensions have heightened between Ahmadinejad and Rafsanjani as the latter is pitted directly against Ahmadinejad's spiritual mentor Masbah Yazdi who is also vying for a spot on the Assembly of Experts.

One of the reasons cited in the proposal for bringing the two elections together is cutting the costs brought on by a double election. Opponents to the bill claimed that cutting the president's term is unconstitutional and that parliament's term should be extended to meet the original date for the presidential election.


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An interesting development?
1 posted on 12/03/2006 8:31:44 PM PST by BigFinn
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To: BigFinn
Ping?

Maybe they're finally getting tired of Abby Dinnerjacket's antics?

2 posted on 12/03/2006 8:35:08 PM PST by WestVirginiaRebel (Common sense will do to liberalism what the atomic bomb did to Nagasaki-Rush Limbaugh)
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To: BigFinn

The timeline shortens ...


3 posted on 12/03/2006 8:36:44 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Prayers for our patriot brother, 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub. Brian, we're all pulling for you!)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

The mullahs might be scared of his messianic stuff.


4 posted on 12/03/2006 8:37:12 PM PST by AmishDude (I coined "Senator Ass" to describe Jim Webb. He may have already used it as a character in a novel.)
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To: BigFinn

Yes. Sorta. Perhaps Iran's band of Saruman lookalikes don't like all the publicity that Mahmoud has been hard at work drumming up for them. Who knows? Maybe Howard Dean will defeat Mahmoud in a landslide 18 months from now.


5 posted on 12/03/2006 8:40:31 PM PST by dr_who_2
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To: AmishDude

If they wanted to get rid of him they'd put him on a Russian jet.

This is just what they say it is, procedure.


6 posted on 12/03/2006 8:40:43 PM PST by decal (We're all in the same boat - start bailing!)
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To: BigFinn

I guess so!!


7 posted on 12/03/2006 8:41:04 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: AmishDude

I think they are more scared of the USA.


8 posted on 12/03/2006 8:41:07 PM PST by endthematrix ("If it's not the Crusades, it's the cartoons.")
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To: BigFinn

BTTT.


9 posted on 12/03/2006 8:41:33 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media.)
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To: BigFinn

Dont forget he can still run for re-election.


10 posted on 12/03/2006 8:43:12 PM PST by onlinejordan
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To: BigFinn

This could also lead to a purge in Iranian politics due to a "Zionist plot that wants to overthrow the ruling party." Just a thought


11 posted on 12/03/2006 8:43:47 PM PST by teacherwoes (A fugitive from a Democratically-controlled Congress)
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To: onlinejordan

That's the idea...run the election early, which will solidify his position for longer. He's a wily one.


12 posted on 12/03/2006 8:44:47 PM PST by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: DoctorZIn

ping


13 posted on 12/03/2006 8:44:57 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: BigFinn

These guys have a constitution? Who knew?!


14 posted on 12/03/2006 8:45:01 PM PST by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: BigFinn

Has Stinky been a bad boy?


15 posted on 12/03/2006 8:45:31 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Democrat Happens!)
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To: BigFinn
An interesting development?

Could be, yes.

16 posted on 12/03/2006 8:49:41 PM PST by GoLightly
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To: BigFinn

Nothing good happens in Iran as long as the ayatollahs rule.


17 posted on 12/03/2006 8:50:39 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: BigFinn
Not so sure. Ahmadinejad's power base is Tehran (he used to be the mayor) and he has heavy connections in Qom. Quite often this sort of move is actually in favor of the incumbent in that it gives his opposition less time to mobilize.

That's not to say the mullahs haven't appreciated that he's a very dangerous man, a two edged sword that is cutting them as well as the West. Had he kept his mouth shut they'd be marching forward with their nuclear weapons programs with the West's help, and I mean that literally. His sort of populist brinksmanship has torn the mask off prematurely and has Iran in a much poorer position diplomatically than it was before he started his "death to Israel" act. How nuts do you have to be to start worrying even the Russians?

It will be interesting to see who opposes him in the formal election. The vote itself is mostly a charade. The issue will have been decided by then.

18 posted on 12/03/2006 8:54:58 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: BigFinn
If the ruling clergy in Iran is serious about building nuclear weapons and attacking Israel or dominating the Middle East they need to stop telegraphing their punches through Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's rhetoric. They may be planning on showing a more benign face until Iran becomes a genuine nuclear power. Ahmadinejad's rantings give Israel and the U.S. the justification for a first strike. They may have decided to put him on the bench for a while.
19 posted on 12/03/2006 8:55:37 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (Anything a politician gives you he has first stolen from you)
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To: AmishDude
The mullahs might be scared of his messianic stuff.

I think it's more likely "The mullahs might be scared *authors* of his messianic stuff."

After all, they no doubt believe in the stuff about the Jamkaran mosque - it's about 20 minutes into this video ...

http://www.thekingiscoming.com/telecast/1460.asx
20 posted on 12/03/2006 8:59:16 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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To: Salem; SJackson; struwwelpeter; raygun; Esther Ruth; Cindy

FYI, in case you haven't seen above ...


21 posted on 12/03/2006 9:02:18 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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To: BigFinn

mmmmmmm,,,,,Interesting,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Yep,,,,"DER FUHRER" Will Have Them ALL Shot,!!!...


22 posted on 12/03/2006 9:02:54 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: BigFinn

Well, surprise, surprise!

Keep praying folks for the meltdown of Iran. If they are fighting within, they can't be fighting out. Admadinejad is just a figurehead anyway. The real power rests with the Ayatollahs. Funny how they elect a guy to be Supreme Leader and then watch his every move. Not much trust there. Maybe this is a great time for an uprising by the pro-Democracy people. Take a few Ayatollahs to the soccer stadium along with their puppet.

Wonder what Admadinejad will put on his application at the unemployment department? Or what his next post will be?


23 posted on 12/03/2006 9:04:40 PM PST by oneamericanvoice (Admadinejad...the incredible shrinking man! Poof ! You're gone.)
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To: onlinejordan

Not if the Ayatollahs don't let him. He is just a figurehead anyway. It is the Ayatollahs that weild the power.


24 posted on 12/03/2006 9:05:58 PM PST by oneamericanvoice (Admadinejad...the incredible shrinking man! Poof ! He's gone.)
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To: oneamericanvoice
"Or what his next post will be?"

President of Berkeley.

25 posted on 12/03/2006 9:13:17 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: BigFinn

The mullahs couldn't cut him any shorter so they cut his term.

Yeah...that makes sense...in bizarro land.


26 posted on 12/03/2006 9:16:24 PM PST by eleni121 ( + En Touto Nika! By this sign conquer! + Constantine the Great))
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To: BigFinn

Up there too long---mullahs fret

27 posted on 12/03/2006 9:18:38 PM PST by eleni121 ( + En Touto Nika! By this sign conquer! + Constantine the Great))
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To: decal

well said and accurate


28 posted on 12/03/2006 9:18:41 PM PST by advertising guy (If computer skills named us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: BigFinn
I am sure any future elections will be as transparent, with as much uncensored robust debate, as Venezuela's.
29 posted on 12/03/2006 9:24:44 PM PST by Torie
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To: BigFinn

Interesting timing - perhaps some of Iran's Muslim neighbors had a chat


30 posted on 12/03/2006 9:25:04 PM PST by 8thChild (Merry Christmas!!!)
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To: BigFinn

Maybe they'll reap what they're sowing in Iraq and harvest a civil war in Iran. Only half the Iranians are ethnically Iranian. I'd prefer peace and democracy, but if that's not possible, my next preference would be the Iranians self-flagellating themselves into the ditch. Beats Mahmoud pitching A-bombs.


31 posted on 12/03/2006 9:25:16 PM PST by cookcounty (So is it "Dimmy Carter" or "Dhimmi Carter?")
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To: F15Eagle

Can you give the people without 20 minutes to wait the PUNCHLINE?


32 posted on 12/03/2006 9:32:22 PM PST by STD (Rough Sailing Directly Ahead)
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To: BigFinn

I'd prefer we shorten his life span to about one more week.


33 posted on 12/03/2006 9:41:38 PM PST by Reagan is King (Those who say it cannot be done should not interrupt the people doing it)
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To: BigFinn
... Assembly of Experts ...

LOL! That's hilarious!

34 posted on 12/03/2006 9:49:45 PM PST by ajolympian2004
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To: F15Eagle

He's not hard-line enough... He's spending too much time cozying up to liberal western media.


35 posted on 12/03/2006 9:54:09 PM PST by Kirkwood
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To: onlinejordan
Dont forget he can still run for re-election.

Does Iran have 100% voter turnout as Iraq did under Hussein's reign?

36 posted on 12/03/2006 10:06:23 PM PST by NautiNurse (Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.)
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To: DrDeb; Miss Marple; ohioWfan; snugs; silent_jonny; MJY1288; onyx; Wolfstar; goodnesswins; kayak; ...

Ping


37 posted on 12/03/2006 10:15:13 PM PST by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus)
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To: oneamericanvoice

I hope his next 'post' will have his head securely fashioned to it.


38 posted on 12/03/2006 10:19:31 PM PST by Marysecretary (Thank you, Lord, for FOUR MORE YEARS!!!)
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To: 4butnomorethan30characters; La Enchiladita; Uncle Ike; Bahbah

LOOKY...


39 posted on 12/03/2006 10:38:27 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: NautiNurse
Does Iran have 100% voter turnout as Iraq did under Hussein's reign?

Nope, but all candidates have to get approval by the Mullahs to get on the ballot. The only form of protest left is refusing to vote & those who don't vote find their jobs or acceptance to school at risk.

40 posted on 12/03/2006 10:40:33 PM PST by GoLightly
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To: BigFinn

Posted here

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1747756/posts


41 posted on 12/03/2006 10:45:42 PM PST by Biscuit85 (I hate CNN!)
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To: BigFinn
An interesting development?>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Ameananutjob is now preparing to cozy up to the Democrats, after the Dec 6 report in released

He has written an open letter to the American people

Bush is entertaining the idea of talks with Syria and Iran, and the Mullahs shirk in abject horror.

This is not what the Mullahs want, they want a WAR in which the Madhi will appear. All this cushy plan to negotiate is not on their menu.

So now they want an even bigger megalomaniac than Ameananutjob.They are supplying Iranian arms to Muqtada Al Sadrs Iraqi Al MAdhi Army directly from their arms factories without black marketing them.The Saudis are pi$$ed.

The Iranian people have little to do with it.The Saudis are on the march and mean to carry the battle to the Shiites in Iraq, because the USA will not. The Saudis are angry and hold the trump card of barring the Iranians from pilgramage ( Haj) to Mecca. Or killing the Haji Iranians on the way by the thousands. This has the Mullahs worried and in a tizzy.So they want no truck with the Western Dems. They need a new man who can placate the Saudis, and at the same time keep feeding arms to Muqtada Al Sadr.The Saudis mean to assassinate Muqtada, and they likely will, with the help of Jordan. That is why Al Maliki ran away after meeting with the King of Jordan, and did not meet with President Bush. He got the black spot when he shook hands with the King of Jordan. The Muslim jig is up. The Saudis are on the war path, whether the US wants it or not.

42 posted on 12/03/2006 11:16:14 PM PST by Candor7 (Into Liberal flatulance goes the best hope of the West, and who wants to be a smart feller?)
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To: Mike Darancette

Glad to see you know about "stinky."

He went bonkers when an opponent called him that. LOL

He knows we're leaving Iraq in 07' and might as well deal with Iran before we come home.


43 posted on 12/03/2006 11:39:49 PM PST by Finalapproach29er (Dems will impeach Bush if given a chance.)
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To: Candor7
That is why Al Maliki ran away after meeting with the King of Jordan, and did not meet with President Bush.

Huh? He did meet with President Bush. They had a breakfast meeting on Thursday and then held a joint press availability in Amman, Jordan.

Read the transcript here.

44 posted on 12/03/2006 11:51:32 PM PST by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: BigFinn

Hmm, let me guess... the next guy will be "moderate" and "somebody we can work with". Can we send Jimmuh Carter to verify the elections?


45 posted on 12/04/2006 1:04:56 AM PST by non-anonymous
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To: BigFinn

Best news I've heard all day. Maybe we all won't get blown up in the next few years. Maybe I'll win a million dollars and sip margaritas on the beach for the rest of my life. Maybe the liberals will stop backing mass murdering sociopathic dictators. Yeah, right...


46 posted on 12/04/2006 1:17:29 AM PST by TheThinker
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To: sageb1

Or president of the UN.


47 posted on 12/04/2006 1:25:37 AM PST by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: BigFinn
As the next parliamentary elections are scheduled for February 2008, but the next presidential elections for June 2009, the new bill would reduce the four-year presidential term of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad by almost one and a half years.

Can we do the same to Hillary if she manages to get elected?

48 posted on 12/04/2006 1:54:14 AM PST by beyond the sea ( All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: NautiNurse
Does Iran have 100% voter turnout as Iraq did under Hussein's reign?

LOL............ even the long dead vote "yes".

49 posted on 12/04/2006 2:00:36 AM PST by beyond the sea ( All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: BigFinn
It really doesn't matter which of the Khomeinists winds up running the Islamic Republic. Iran will have the bomb well before then.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

50 posted on 12/04/2006 2:23:05 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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