Mahmoud Ahmadinejad doesn't seem to have many fans left. Just days before his Aug. 5 inauguration to a controversial second term, Iran's President finds himself in a critical struggle over his political future. One thing has led to another: an ill-advised vice-presidential pick, uncharacteristic defiance of the Supreme Leader, verbal fights with influential Cabinet Ministers. The humble son of a blacksmith is easily the most divisive figure in the 30-year history of the Republic. Could his end be just around the corner?

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