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Iran Vote: Conservative Win Unlikely to Threaten Nuclear, Trade Deals

Election hours in Iran were extended Friday in a vote for a new parliament and Assembly of Experts, the first test of public opinion since Iran signed onto an international nuclear deal. Careful vetting of candidates by religious authorities means reformists are unlikely to realize the win that President Hassan Rouhani had hoped for. What, then, is the fate of the nuclear deal and the president’s efforts to open the economy? A prevailing narrative paints Rouhani as a lone, liberal...

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