IRANIAN ELECTIONS….The results of Iran’s midterm elections are rolling in:

The Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, of Iran faced electoral embarrassment today after the apparent failure of his supporters to win control of key local councils and block the political comeback of his most powerful opponent.

Early results from last Friday’s election suggested that his Sweet Scent of Service coalition had won just three out of 15 seats on the symbolically important Tehran city council, foiling Mr Ahmadinejad’s plan to oust the mayor and replace him with an ally.

I guess last week’s Holocaust denial conference, an obvious attempt to rally his base, didn’t work. I hear that strategy has been having lots of trouble lately.

UPDATE: More here. Read all the way to the bottom.