Iran's reformist ex-president back in spotlight
By Parisa Hafezi
YAZD, Iran (Reuters) - Former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami has yet to announce whether he wants to relaunch reforms by competing in a 2009 presidential race.
But months ahead of the June vote, he was back in the spotlight and displaying his enduring popularity on a visit to the province of his birth, Yazd.
People in the province's desert capital greeted him with flowers and chants of: "Long live next president. We love you." and school children in blue uniforms sang for him as tears came into his eyes.
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#1 Oct 18, 2008
just like in USSR times. All people greeted, children sang songs and all cried. Of course it was all pretended.
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