Thursday, June 13, 2013

Candidates Wrap Up Campaigning – Rouhani Surging Ahead

Iran’s six presidential hopefuls wrapped up their campaign on Thursday ahead of tomorrow’s election. A latest poll by IPOS, taken on Wednesday, shows Rouhani surging in popularity, finishing first with Qalibaf at a rather distant second place. 

With a large percentage of voters still undecided, the election could be decided in the first round, especially if Rouhan’s surge continues, although many analysts expect the election to go to the second round on Friday 21 June.

Video credit: Pro-Rouhani crowd march on the streets of Sari, in northern Iran, in a scene not witnessed since the government’s crackdown against the Green Movement four years ago. (YouTube)


Anonymous said...

The mad hatters tea party :o)

Anonymous said...

Iran’s crude exports rise as China and Asia increase imports, IEA says
Iran exported 66 percent more crude oil in May than in April, helped by an increase in purchases by China after congestion eased at the Asian nation’s ports, the International Energy Agency said.

Imports of Iranian crude reported by consumers rose to the “relatively high” level of 1.39 million barrels a day from 835,000 barrels a day in April, the IEA said in its monthly oil report today. China imported 715,000 barrels a day of Iranian crude last month, almost double the 370,000 barrels it received in April when port congestion delayed deliveries and pushed off cargoes until May, the Paris-based agency said. China accounted for 51 percent of Iran’s exports in May, according to a Bloomberg News calculation based on IEA numbers for the month.

Anonymous said...

What's the point exporting oil when the country doesn't receive its money in cash? Iran even then is giving its oil away at far below market prices ($40 a barrel).China still owes Iran over $30 billion in cash.

Anonymous said...

But the us representatives have said that that election is ILLEGITIMATE !!!