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(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
The following stories from a selection of Iranian daily newspapers on 11 January 2005 are available for translation. For processing requests please contact email@example.com. Please make sure that the date, item number and the name of the daily are included in your choice.
1. Unattributed report on the front-page, entitled: "Making decision has become difficult for conservatives". This is a report about the conservative camp being split over introducing a single candidate for the upcoming presidential election. Making a decision in this regard has brecome even more difficult in view of former President Rafsanjani's presence as a candidate, observes the author. (Page 1; 700 words)
2. The column entitled: "On the line of Aftab" including phone-in by the daily's readers. This edition of this column is mainly about the issues about the upcoming presidential election. In one question, the daily has been criticizd for its "partial" support of one of the candidates, Mr Karrubi. In another question, a reader asks "how can Karrubi be a powerful president when he failed to show any sign of power as the speaker of the Majlis?" (Pages 2, 5, 8 and 11; 2500 words)
3. Untitled column including eight brief news stories, mainly including insiders' views about developments relating to the presidential election. These include a story about the main conservative candidate to be introduced next week, Rafsanjani supporting Velayati, groups calling on Karrubi and Hasan Rowhani to run for president, the conservatives' strategy being based on obeying a commander and Rafsanjani's presence creating three different poles in the process of election campaigns. (Page 5; 1200 words) (IC-PROCESSING)