It is claimed that Ahmadinejad won the city of Tabriz with 57%. His main opponent, Mir Hossein Mousavi, is an Azeri from Azerbaijan province, of which Tabriz is the capital. Mousavi, according to such polls as exist in Iran and widespread anecdotal evidence, did better in cities and . Sofor an Azeri urban center to go so heavily for Ahmadinejad just makes no sense. In past elections, who hailed from that province.