Khamenei’s New Parliament: Cohesive, But Unrepresentative

The supreme leader’s engineering of Iran's parliamentary elections may help the regime to manage the multiple crises it is facing. But there will be consequences for narrowing the circle of the ruling elites and restricting the path for political participation for Iranian citizens.

Khamenei’s New Parliament: Cohesive, But Unrepresentative
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei casts his ballot in Iran's parliamentary elections, Tehran, Iran, Feb. 21. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)

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