Hazrat Ali RA'S Assent As Khalifa
Would it be correct to say that Hazrat Ali (RA) was elected Khalifah by a combination of both factors present at time: 1. Many muslims (not all) in general also accepted him as Khalifah (like Ammar Bin Yasir RA).
2. The acception forced upon some senior muslims (like Hazrat Talha and Zubair RA) by the rebellious group?