Tehran Bureau:

The proposed recount could do little more than buy the government valuable time, unless Mousavi chooses to grant it legitimacy. And that does not seem to be Mousavi’s plan. Shortly after his first meeting with Khamenei since the election, Mousavi attended a massive rally held by his supporters in Tehran. Speaking through a hand-held megaphone, he chose to question the good will of the Guardian Council before any proposal had been offered.  “I have written a letter to the Guardian Council and described the various irregularities,” he announced, “even though I have no hope in the Council. Many of its [twelve] members did not preserve their neutrality during the election process and openly supported the incumbent candidate.” Mousavi’s proposed solution is not a recount, but a cancellation of the results and a new election altogether.

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