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Re: Official Statement from the Head of the House
Posted by Gary on 6/1/2011, 2:19:03, in reply to "Re: Official Statement from the Head of the House"
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: Not necessarily. There are male descendants
: from the late Shah's half brothers who were
: left out of the succession because their
: mothers were from the previous Qajar
: dynasty. Since Iran is no longer a monarchy
: I would think the head of the house could
: change that if he really wanted to.
Given his vocal advocacy of secular democracy and women's rights, I suspect he would be more likely to favor allowing, in any restored monarchy, the throne to pass to his eldest daughter. For now, though, Prince Reza has made clear that he sees his mission as working toward a democratic Iran, and only after that dealing with issues related to possibly restoring the monarchy.
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