Economy Overshadows Iranian Elections
Iran’s March 2 parliamentary elections are fast approaching. But at the forefront of voters’ minds stands Iran’s uncertain economic climate, as international sanctions over its nuclear programs have led to rampant inflation and a severe devaluation of Iranian currency.
Analysts expect voter turnout to be high. Political and economic analyst, Dr. Mohammad Shamass, explains that many Iranians view the economic situation to be the fault of Western powers and see voting as a form of political response to “foreign enemies.”