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Field Is Open in Iranian Presidential Election

Several political figures are vying to succeed outgoing President Mohammed Khatami in Iran's election June 17. Both the conservative and reformist camps, according to opinion polls, are not very popular with the voters. And the race may yet have a wildcard candidate.

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Mike Shuster
Mike Shuster is an award-winning diplomatic correspondent and roving foreign correspondent for NPR News. He is based at NPR West, in Culver City, CA. When not traveling outside the U.S., Shuster covers issues of nuclear non-proliferation and weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, and the Pacific Rim.

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