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    Iranians Vote in Influential Elections

    We’ll soon know whether they like reform. Polls have opened in the Islamic Republic, where voters — 55 million strong — are deciding on 290 parliamentary seats and voting on the clerical body responsible for appointing their Supreme Leader. Ayatollah Khamenei voted early today, telling Iranians, “Elections should be such that make the enemy disappointed.” The parliamentary outcome will indicate whether President Hassan Rouhani has the public’s seal of approval for last year’s nuclear agreement, and his coalition hopes to break the conservative majority in the legislature to push for further reforms.

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