2226 GMT: Elections Watch. After another day of tension over "free elections", we will give the final word to Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami, who refers to the 2009 Presidential election while looking to the next vote in June:
The "free election" slogan has burned 40 million votes. The leaders of fitna [sedition] should take idea of the victory to their graves.
2220 GMT: Rafsanjani Watch. Hashemi Rafsanjani --- having made his mark this week with his comment that it is the Iranian people, rather than the Supreme Leader or any politician, who will "pave the way to free elections" --- continues his challenge on the economic front. The former President said today:
People don't live on slogans. The Government must provide them with an average living --- giving people cash is of no help.