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Mir Hossein Moussavi, whose apparent defeat in Iran's presidential election has sparked unprecedented demonstrations against the regime, is an unlikely challenger to the country's populist President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Moussavi, 67, was prime minister of Iran in the early years of the Islamic Republic, during the country's brutal war with Iraq in the 1980s.

He was credited with successfully navigating the economy during the bloody eight-year war with Iraq, but was also was a political hard-liner whom the British magazine The Economist described as a "firm radical." Read full article »

All About IranMir Hossein MoussaviMahmoud AhmadinejadAyatollah Ali KhameneiTehranIranian Revolutionary Guard CorpsIslam

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