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Iranians Vote for Change in Local Elections

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Iranians Vote for Change in Local Elections

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Iranians Vote for Change in Local Elections

Iranians Vote for Change in Local Elections

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Partial returns from last Friday's elections in Iran indicate a setback for conservative President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad.

The President's supporters have apparently failed to gain control of either the Tehran city council or the powerful Assembly of Experts, a group of clerics who appoint the country's Supreme Leader.