No. 2 in Tehran
In Iran's presidential election, the race to watch is for second place.
If change is going to come peacefully—or at all—a strong dissident figurehead could be what is most needed. Whether Moin is a man of that quality, or whether he will disappoint in the style of Khatami, is perhaps the greatest of many unanswered questions.
Scott MacMillan is a freelance journalist who lives in Cairo.
Photographs of: Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani by Majid/Getty Images; Mostafa Moin by Getty Images; Iranian President Mohammad Khatami by Salah Malkawi/Getty Images.