Iran: Bye, Bye President Ahmadinejad

Ahmadinejad's departure: source:

Ahmadinejad's departure. Source: Twitter user @Aatehranii

Iran's most divisive president since the 1979 revolution left office on Saturday, August 3, 2013. His successor, Hassan Rouhani, is now tasked with undoing the damage Ahmadinejad wrought at home and abroad.

Netizens published photos, posts, messages and tweets in to celebrate his departure. Some remembered the 2009 protest movement after a controversial presidential election that elected Ahmadinejad to a second term. #AhmadiByeBye is the slogan and hashtag. Several photos and cartoons of the former president are shared on Twitter.

Many Iranians and non-Iranians say Mahmoud Ahmadinejad lied about different issues for eight years.

Hadi Nili, an Iranian journalist and a former contributor to Global Voices shared the same thought:

Salar tweeted [fa]:

In 8 years he did not answer a single question, always with mockery he skipped the questions.

The ghosts of the previous election and the Green Movement is still present in today's messages.

Mehdi Saharkhiz tweeted:

Mehdi Saharkhiz reminds us about controversial presidential election when many claim the election's result was rigged:

Several Iranians shared their happiness of Ahmadinejad's departure.

Tara Aghdashloo tweeted:

Josh Sharyar shares the same joy and says:

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