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A. Khatami wins reelection easily in June 2001
 A. Khatami wins reelection easily in June 2001
 77% of the vote…
 v. 70% in 1997
 …but with 67% voter turnout
 v. 83% in 1997
 B. The Standoff Continues…
 B. The Standoff Continues…
 AUG. 2001: Trying to placate hardliners, Khatami names a cabinet w/ no outspoken reformers
 NOV. 2001: When the Council of Guardians disqualifies majlis candidates in Golestan as too reformist, the majlis passes a bill to reduce its power to screen candidates
 The Council of Guardians then blocks this bill as does the Expediency Council
 FEB. 2002: A new round of teacher & student protests lead to the arrest of many & to the death of two teachers
2003 REFORM SPUTTERS
 Violence worsens in 2003 as paramilitary brigades move more forcefully against reformist student groups
 The majlis puts forward 3 major reformist bills
 to increase its oversight over security forces
 to reduce the courts’ power to censure expression
 to call a referendum on the power of the Council of Guardians
 All 3 bills are blocked by Council of Guardians & the Expediency Council
 Khatami & others convince most reformist legislators to abandon boycott plans & to run in the February 2004 legislative elections
 Shirin Ebadi wins the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize in October
 The Guardian Council rejects half of the 8,000 legislative candidates
 most of those rejected are reformists; over 80 are current legislators
 Many reformist parties call for a boycott of the 2/20/04 elections
 D. End of the line?
 D. End of the line?
 2004: Conservatives regain a solid majority in the majlis amid 50% turnout
 in reformist Tehran, most adhere to the boycott (28% turnout)
 conservatives win all 30 seats in Tehran
 2005: Ahmadinejad routs Rafsanjani in the ballotage runoff (w/ 62% of the vote)
 Rafsanjani struggled to convince reformists to support his newly centrist stance
 What now for reformers?
 Many reformist parties are discussing boycotting future elections
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