Monday, December 18, 2006
Moderate candidates have taken an early lead in Iran's local elections. Opponents of President Mahmoud Amhadinejad are poised to take control of councils across Iran.
Incomplete results released by Iran's Interior Ministry show the winners tend to be moderate conservatives opposed to Ahmadinejad's radical reform movement.
A freelance journalist said, "After a year, Iranians have seen the consequences of the extremist policies employed by Ahmadinejad. Now, they have said a big 'no' to him.''