Two Days Ahead of Iran Election Ahmadinejad's Legacy in Iran: Unemployment, International Isolation and Nuclear Standoff

On Friday, Iranians will bid farewell to the president who won the support of the poor and aroused hopes for reform. He leaves behind an isolated country sunk deep in economic crisis.

How eight years have passed: It turns out that time flies even when you’re suffering. On Friday, Iran will bid farewell to the man whom many hold directly responsible for their economic distress. To his critics, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad also gets the credit for having brought about a conservative revolution in the government ministries, for damaging the education system and for putting Iran at risk of war.