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Election will decide who picks Khomeini successor

By Compiled From Wire Service Dispatches With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited By Anne Collier / October 22, 1982


Iran announced that elections would be held in December to set up an assembly empowered to find a successor to the 83-year-old revolutionary leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

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Interior Minister Hojatolislam Ali Akbar Nateq-Nuri told Tehran radio the decision to go ahead with a nationwide poll to choose an assembly of experts was made with the Ayatollah's approval.