Anti-Ahmadinejad Campaign Mantra: "Death To Potatoes"

06/14/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Robert Tait The Guardian

"Death to potatoes" ("marg bar sibzamini" in Farsi) has been adopted as a mantra by anti-Ahmadinejad campaigners in Iran's forthcoming presidential ­election. Supporters of Mir Hossein Mousavi, a former prime minister who has positioned himself to woo the reformist vote, chanted the slogan this week at a rally in Yasouj in central Iran.

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