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Based on social agency approach and by focus on a set of Supreme Leader's statements before and after the presidential election of 2009 in Iran as one of the most controversial political events after the Islamic Revolution in Iran, this article seeks to answer to this main question: Is the political events in the presidential election of 2009 had an impact on the nature of the political approach of the leadership’s personality? The research hypothesis is that the political structure and action are influenced by the social agency of the leadership character and not vice versa. The methods used in this research are discourse analysis and thematic analysis of 30 cases of the Iran Supreme Leader's speech before and after the election of 2009. The paper demonstrates the fundamental change has not occurred in the discourse and position of the Supreme Leader before and after the election. However, differences in the method of analysis of issues and not in deal with the issue itself has occurred in the dialogue of the leadership.