Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Tavakoli vs Khatami - June 7, 2001

CNN.com - Iran awaits verdict on Khatami - June 7, 2001: "Second in the polls Ahmad Tavakoli, a former revolutionary prosecutor and labour minister, has promised a clean-up of corruption in government and a more liberal economy.

But opinion polls show that despite dissatisfaction over unemployment and poverty, voters still trust Khatami more than his opponents.

U.S. opinion pollsters Zogby International, in a survey taken last week for Abu Dhabi television, forecast a comfortable win for Khatami with 75 percent of the vote.

Khatami's closest challenger, former Labour Minister Ahmad Tavakoli, was trailing far behind with 11 percent."