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The Ayatollah’s Game Plan

In normal presidential elections, it is only the candidates and their platforms that matter. Not so in Iran. There, the key player in the upcoming presidential elections is the septuagenarian supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who is constitutionally barred from running for the office. He recognizes that the election result will have a profound impact on his own rule and on the stability of the Islamic Republic. So behind the scenes, he has been doing everything in his power to make sure that the election serves his interests. But theRead More


EU presidency calendar till 2020

ISLAMABAD (DNA) -Followingis the EU presidency calendar till the year 2020. EU presidency is rotated every six months. Currently Ireland is holding the EU presidency while from Ist July 2013 Lithuania will assume the presidency of the European Union. On ist July 2013 EU member countries tally would reach 28 as Croatia will join the European Union.