The authorities were able to suspend the Internet for five days, contradicting the widespread bias that only China was capable of such a feat so far.
Another point that needs attention is that, unlike the usual modus operandi, the various authorities and factions of the regime had clearly agreed on a scenario this time. Only the head of the judiciary, Ebrahim Raissi (the candidate best placed to succeed Khamenei), had initially expressed reservations, but he quickly rallied. President Rohani and the Supreme Leader made speeches that, for once, were perfectly consistent. Parliament has been in unison.