An Iranian hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has won Iran’s Presidential election. His highest elected position before the recent election has been as the mayor of Tehran.
Ahmadinejad is viewed by his supporters as a people’s person, a sort of Robin Hood who looks after the poor. Not only that, some see his victory as a backlash against American hostile opposition to Iran. His election has effectively closed the door to any possible rapprochement with the USA or even the West in general.
Incidentally Ahmadinejad will be Iran’s first non-cleric President.
The USA considers his election as flawed and not a proper democratic expression of the Iranian people.