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Hard-Liners Poised to Sweep Iran Elections

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Hard-Liners Poised to Sweep Iran Elections

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Hard-Liners Poised to Sweep Iran Elections

Hard-Liners Poised to Sweep Iran Elections

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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.