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“result was called before the votes could possible have been counted”

There is also quite a lot of analysis that suggests the vote is extremely unlikely to be as ‘reported’ by the Iranian dictatorship.

For instance, by comparing previous votes and percentages with proportions in earlier ‘elections’. There is said to be some degree of ethnic voting in Iran, and one of the candidates represents an ethnic area. A huge drop in his vote was claimed.

The very large vote reported is almost certainly an indication of widespread dissatisfaction. Contrary to common belief, when people are satisfied or do not care, fewer vote.

The dictatorship only lets those it approves of stand in their fake elections. According to reports, in this case, over four hundred applied to stand, only four were permitted, all from the ruling junta.

Despite constant requests for election monitoring, monitoring was banned.

Anyone who believes Ahminatraightjacketorashouldbe won is either a compete fool , or is pushing a totally venal agenda.

While the present fracas represents, to some extent, a battle within the terror dictatorship, there is also the element of an ever increasingly frustrated society struggling for a more open and just society.

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on the pseudo-candidates in iran

The ‘elections’ of the terror dictatorship of Iran are always corrupt. They are used, as with many dictatorships, as a some slight cover for the illegitimacy of their regime.

Only candidates approved by the junta may stand for election. Over four hundred would-be candidates were barred under this consideration.

major factions [* candidates in current presidential election]

  • Khamenei - current dictator.
  • Rafsanjani - head of assembly of experts.
    The assembly is theoretically able to remove Khamenei.

  • *Mousavi: 19,075,623 votes
    Present opposition faction leader;
    probably a serious moderniser.
  • * Mehdi Karroubi: 13,387,104 votes
    Ethnic Lur, western Iran.

    map thanx to aracari
    Somewhat isolationist. Karroubi wants universal civil rights, including for females.
    He has previously complained about election malpractice, as has Rafsanjani
  • * Ahmadinejad: 5,698,417
    sidekick of Khamenei. Of dubious sanity.
  • * Mohsen Rezaee: 3,754,218 [vote details quoted from]
    Science background.
    Plausible alleged terrorist connections.
    Probably thinks Ahmadinejad is mad.

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claims relatives of rafsanjani arrested

“Rafsanjani, one of the most influential politicians in Iran, supports opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi, who says that June 12 elections were rigged in favor of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. That puts him in conflict with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei who has approved of the electoral win.

“Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said most Iranians contest the official results of the election, state-run Press TV reported on its Web site today. Ten people were killed yesterday in rioting as thousands of people defied Khamenei’s ban on rallies, state television reported, quoting deputy police chief Ahmadreza Radan.”

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splits in the iranian junta?

“ In another sign of cracks within the Iranian elite, a number of influential clerics - including a dissident once tipped as a successor to revolutionary leader Ruhollah Khomeini - have spoken out about the election results and the subsequent crackdowns.

“Mr Mousavi and reformist former president Mohammad Khatami, who was succeeded by Mr Ahmadinejad in 2005, issued a joint letter urging the Iranian authorities to release those arrested and halt the violence.

“Fewer clashes occurred around Tehran yesterday, with the Basij apparently under orders not to intervene.”

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