June 15, 2009 by Alexander
The final election result - 85% voter turnout and Ahmadinejad victory with 62.63% of the total vote and 33.75% of the vote to the closest contender Mousavi not to mention ridiculously low number of votes of Rezai and Karrubi, shows that the Iranian leadership not even bothered to produce elegant fraud.
Why the demonstrative fraud insulting the intelligence of the electorate? Why the beating up of elderly women and young students in Tehran demanding to know what has become of their vote? And why brutal repression of dissent in front of the entire foreign press corps? Is this regime on the verge of collapse? Or perhaps what is happening, isn’t a loss of control, but the groundwork to assert much more control?