Middle East Economic Survey


No 12


Khatami Once Again With Gusto

By Jahangir Amuzegar

Dr Amuzegar is a distinguished economist and former member of the IMF Executive Board.

Ending months of whispers, rumors, and speculation Seyyed Mohammad Khatami Irans former president (1997-2005) on 8 February 2009 announced that he would again be a candidate for the presidency in June. The widely expected declaration (despite his repeated expression of preference for Mir Hossein Mussavithe...