Iran plans to air US-style TV election debate
Guardian / Robert Tait
13-May-2009 (2 comments)

Now the televised debate, a long-established hallmark of US presidential elections, could be given an airing in an unlikely setting: Iran, which for 30 years has denounced America as the "great satan" and spurned its cultural innovations.
The Iranian interior ministry's election committee has accepted a proposal from the state-run broadcaster, IRIB, to stage candidates' debates before the country's presidential election on 12 June.

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Yes, but

by MaryKathrine (not verified) on

Will they have CNN's little approval graph at the bottom of the screen? :)


A positive step

by Abarmard on

They are learning after all. Nothing wrong with learning from the best in the game of politics.