Mir Hossein Mousavi, the centrist candidate in Iran’s June presidential elections, may be an old hand in politics but he certainly has a modern style for campaigning, at least in one sense. Mousavi, who was the prime minister during the Iran-Iraq war and for most of the 1980s, has surprised everyone by appearing in all his campaign trips with his wife. He has also openly called for talks with the US, and as such he seems keen to present a new, non-clerical image. The electoral campaign opens officially after 16 May and Mousavi is coming second place in the polls, following the incumbent president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
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