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The Iranian presidential elections - do they mean anything?

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Supporters of newly re-elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hold placards bearing a portrait of him as they take to the streets to celebrate his victory in downtown Tehran on May 20, 2017.
Supporters of newly re-elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hold placards bearing a portrait of him as they take to the streets to celebrate his victory in downtown Tehran on May 20, 2017. Behrouz MEHRI / AFP

On May 19, Iran held presidential elections after a month of campaign frenzy. RFI's Jan van der Made was there and and saw how democracy Iranian style put people in election frenzy, but does Rouhani's celebrated victory really mean profound change?

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