In an astonishing act of self cannibalism the political establishment in Iran has rigged elections won by one of its own and put dozens of the so called reformists under house arrest. The record turnout followed by violent clashes on the streets means that this time the ruling elite has not only succeeded to antagonize large sections of its power base, but also destroyed the bulk of whatever goodwill it still commanded among the wider population.
No less astonishing is the fact that according to the official results the leading opposition candidate failed to win majority in his home town, while another opposition candidate failed to get even 10% in his town. Come on,
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