12/3 & 12/5 Iranian Politics
12/3 & 12/5 Iranian Politics PSC1001
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Date Created: 12/06/14
sets overall orientation power of appointment ensures control over important institutions six clerics six jurists vetoes legislation if not compatible with Islam reviews candidates for office Judicial Branch lslamicized undoes past secularization legal system based on Sharia parallel to military rule purpose protect regime from military rule 125000 fighters foreign adventures support other areas in the region economic power Power of clerics major political institutions judiciary security apparatus Basij morality police Softliners democratic elements persist directly elected president candidates approved surprises happen wins 1997 reelected in 2001 Ahmadinejad 2005 directly elected Parliament Majlis reformers sometimes gain some power Khatami era tried politicalsocial reforms checked by power of clerics elections not so fair Guardian council controls who runs government controls main radioTV mediafree expression very restricted President Ahmadinejad popularly elected cracks down on dissenters hard line toward the West social conservatism Hassan Rouhani elected in 2013 insider to regime close to current Ayatollah aims to relax repression moderate reached out to the West Economic Sphere oil huge part of economy boom and bust economy very large state increase public sector to give people jobs
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