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Iran Reform: Tehran Boasts New U.S.-Educated Mayor

Tehran’s city council has appointed a U.S.-educated technocrat as the new mayor of Iran’s capital, part of a reformist sweep of seats on the municipal board in the May election.

An Iranian cleric walks past a mural depicting a woman in downtown Tehran on February 24, 2016. / AFP / BEHROUZ MEHRI (Photo credit should read BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)