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Iran prepares to choose a new president

Iranians go to the polls on Friday to elect a successor to the country's controversial president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

There are six candidates standing in the election, and only one of them is regarded as a ''reformist.''

The 2009 presidential election was disputed and sparked mass protests which were met with a violent crackdown.

John Simpson reports.

  • 13 Jun 2013
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