President Ahmadinejad’s Problems with the Opposition

Iran’s current head of government is facing a lot of resistance from opponents of his regime. The main opponent is not the Green Movement, as the collective image of all the ideologues of building a democratic and just power. The biggest pressure comes from the Supreme Leader of Iran and other branches of government.

The Iranian parliament, previously loyal to Ahmadinejad, voted almost unanimously to initiate investigations into allegations of corruption during the last elections. According to preliminary reports, proxies for the head of state bribed nearly nine million voters in 2009.

A confrontation is also brewing between Ahmadinejad and the Supreme Leader, who has invested  much effort and political resources in promoting the figure of the current head of state. For a long time, the policy of both centers of power went in the same direction, which created an invincible coalition.

But later in the public information field, there was information about the differences in the vision of the future of the republic. The supreme leader is trying, by all means, to preserve the current status quo, as the only true one. At the same time, Ahmadinejad is trying to radicalize the clerical regime toward populist religious fervor and nationalism.

Battles in parliament, the courts, the media, personnel politics, and on the streets will continue. Only time will tell who will emerge victorious.