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Ahmadinejad’s Victory, Khamenei’s Motivations

Why did Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of Iran allow Ahmadinejad to “win” with such a majority?

The piece below looks his short and long term motivations.
http://middleeastprogress.org/2009/06/iranian-elections-reflect-ambitions-of-the-supreme-leader/


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