• 3 minutes e-car sales collapse
  • 6 minutes America Is Exceptional in Its Political Divide
  • 11 minutes Perovskites, a ‘dirt cheap’ alternative to silicon, just got a lot more efficient
  • 4 hours GREEN NEW DEAL = BLIZZARD OF LIES
  • 3 hours How Far Have We Really Gotten With Alternative Energy
  • 9 days What fool thought this was a good idea...
  • 12 days Why does this keep coming up? (The Renewable Energy Land Rush Could Threaten Food Security)
  • 7 days A question...
  • 12 days They pay YOU to TAKE Natural Gas
  • 18 days The United States produced more crude oil than any nation, at any time.
Editorial Dept

Editorial Dept

More Info

POLITICAL ALERTS

Iranian Elections Bode Well for Political Unity

The Iranian people elected a new president on 14 June in the first round, with over 70% voter turnout.  Hassan Rouhani won a majority 50.7% of the vote. Rouhani should strengthen Iran by removing divisions that had hindered domestic economic policies and made foreign policy increasingly incoherent. Significantly, Rouhani is a highly respected figure in a number of camps, including elite clerical circles, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei himself and even “reformist” figures. Rouhani’s assumption of the presidency will remove the divisions that had plagued Iran with the presidency of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who was in a constant power struggle with the Supreme Leader. Rouhani is a cleric, but one of moderate social views, and while he is only nominally a reformist, he is first and foremost a pragmatist. In the coming weeks, once Rouhani is settled in office, we will provide a brief analysis of markets. Geopolitically, the election of Rouhani will make it difficult for Israel to continue its saber-rattling over Iran with any serious international support. The election results are very surprising, and certainly were not part of the script. Rouhani could very likely follow very different policy prescriptions than his predecessors, and this could be a major reversal for the “right”. Rouhani’s tasks now will be two-fold: He will have to zoom in on the economy very quickly—within the few first weeks—and he will have to navigate very carefully…




EXXON Mobil -0.35
Open57.81 Trading Vol.6.96M Previous Vol.241.7B
BUY 57.15
Sell 57.00
Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News