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Iran won’t annul election results

But a movement may be underway to unseat authorities

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Iranian authorities have ruled out nullifying the results of the past presidential election despite announcing one day earlier that the number of votes cast in 50 cities exceeded the number of eligible voters. ” “Fortunately, in the recent presidential election we found no witness of major fraud or breach in the election,” Guardian Council spokesperson Abbas-Ali Kadkhodaei said Monday night. “Therefore, there is no possibility of an annulment taking place.” Meanwhile, reports suggest the showdown between protesters and Iranian officials could end up costing some of Iran’s most powerful people their jobs. According to Al Arabiya, secret meetings have apparently been taking place in Qom, where members of Iran’s Assembly of Experts, a clerical body that oversees the Supreme Leader, and the Expediency Council, which is charged with resolving disputes between the Parliament and the Guardian Council, have discussed removing the Supreme Leader altogether and forcing Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to resign.

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