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Poll: Iran's Mousavi takes lead in presidential campaign

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Xinhau – May 27, 2009

Iran's presidential hopeful Mir-Hossein Mousavi takes the lead in 10 major Iranian cities, the local Press TV reported Wednesday, citing a recent poll.

The poll conducted in Iran's 10 big cities showed that Mousavi is surpassing the incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad by 4 percent, the report said.

Some 38 percent of the people expressed their support for Mousavi while 34 percent others supported Ahmadinejad.

Similarly, in an opinion poll conducted by Iran's state TV IRIB last week, Mousavi also enjoyed the lead in the capital city of Tehran with 47 percent of the votes, while 43 percent of the votes went to Ahmadinejad.

Mousavi, who is considered the major rival of Ahmadinejad in the presidential elections on June 12, has repeatedly criticized the incumbent government's economic policy which he called an alms-based one.

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Added: May-27-2009 
By: snade
Iran, Middle East
Tags: iran, mousavie, ahmedinijad, poll
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