Election Eve

Iran's Anti-Ahmadinejad

With Iran's hotly contested presidential elections only a day away, the country is in an uproar as the country's top power brokers have allowed late-night campaigning and television debates. Although Iran's democracy is limited—the theocracy selects ideologically suitable candidates, then lets them run—Iranians have massed on the streets at dueling demonstrations for current president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as well as for his hottest competition, former prime minister Mir Hossein Mousavi, the New York Times reports. Ahmadinejad's old enemies are coming out of the woodwork. Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the two-term former president whom Ahmadinejad beat in the last election, isn't running for president or campaigning for Mousavi but is doing everything in his power to stop Ahmadinejad, including running a war room, and publicly attacking the Ayatollah for failing to chastise the president for his "lies".