Hard-Liners Poised to Sweep Iran Elections

Iranians vote Friday in parliamentary elections overshadowed by a ban on most reformist candidates and the closure of pro-reform newspapers. Iran's hard-liners appear poised to retake control of the legislature, which reformers have dominated since a landslide victory four years ago. Hear NPR's Bob Edwards and Hadi Semati, visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.