Category: Iran Elections
Iran’s coming Election is facing a new political controversy, not from the opposition or the “Reformists”, but from a party within the current Iranian Administration.
Iran’s Leader Advises on The Presidential Elections, Critiques Ahmadinejad’s Volatile Economy on an Speech ahead of the Labors’ Day.
Six months after the 10th Presidential Election, the dust had settled and Tehran was calm after a period of unrest. The opposition didn’t reach their goal to cancel the election. It was clear that Iran’s 11th Presidential Election will be a significant one.
Charges that the Iranian government brutally mistreated protesters after the 2009 presidential election must be taken very seriously. A protester’s human rights should not depend on the merits of his position, just as our respect for a soldier should not depend on the merits of the war he is sent to fight. The question considered here, however, is not whether the government mistreated those who protested the election result, nor whether Iran’s government ought to be run by different people with different policies. Nor is the question whether more candidates ought to have been declared eligible to run – a complaint not made by Mir-Hossein Mousavi until after the election. Obviously he made the list, and the exclusion of other candidates probably improved his chances. The question here is simply whether Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won the election, fair and square.
Iran’s former Foreign Minister said during one of his meetings with Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, he presented a proposal for “reaching an agreement with the group of P5+1 in nuclear talks,” and Ayatollah Khamenei accepted the proposal.
Iran’s supreme leader said on Thursday only those who pass The Guardian Council of Constitution assessment, will be able to become candidates in 2013 presidential election.
As we get closer to the eleventh presidential election in Iran, the activities of individuals, groups, parties, and coalitions have been increasing significantly and influential figures and parties talk more about the election.