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End of the Supreme Leader?

The deaths of protestors and surprising arrest of the daughter of one of Iran’s most high profile men, former Iranian president Ayatollah Rafsanjani, have caused religious leaders in Iran to consider alternative leadership. According to an anonymous source in the city of Qom, religious clerks and members of the Assembly of Experts met today to discuss forming a collective ruling body to replace the current role of Ayatollah Khamenei. Last Friday Khamenei praised the reelection of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, however, following the intense protests this weekend, replacing him could stall more civil unrest.