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Iran's New President Vows 'Modern, Islamic' Power

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Iran's New President Vows 'Modern, Islamic' Power

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Iran's New President Vows 'Modern, Islamic' Power

Iran's New President Vows 'Modern, Islamic' Power

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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's political experience: two years as Tehran's mayor. Reuters hide caption

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The former mayor of Tehran, a hardline conservative with relatively little political experience, will be the new president of Iran. The margin of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's victory surprised many and is seen as a major setback for moderates. He promises a "modern, advanced, powerful and Islamic" nation.

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