The recent replacement of Ayyatullah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani by  Ayyatullah Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi Kani has been idely interpreted as a victory of the conservative political forces on the moderates in Iran. This analysis emphasizes the balanced approach of Rafsanjani in the conflict and provides that such developments will have no important  impact on the future aspirations of Rafsanjani and the political landscape of the country.

Title Electing a new head for the Assembly of Experts in Iran & the controversy between reformists and conservatives
Author Evangelos Venetis
Edition BN1, March 2011