Democracy Returns to Iran

Polls opened at 8 a.m. Friday in Iran as Iranians cast ballots in the first parliamentary elections since the 2009 vote that sparked riots and accusations of rigging. Human Rights Watch issued a statement this morning warning that the vote could not be truly fair, since the opposition was barred from running, but for days the state-run television has been running 24/7 programming encouraging citizens to  vote…

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