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Ahmadinejad’s Mysterious Silence On The Rejectection Of His Preferred Candidate
Many of the country’s top officials have already cast their votes with the Leader of the Islamic Republic being the first. He urged the nation to go to the polls early. In response to remarks by a American National Security Council official, the leader stated that the Iranian nation would not be influenced by such remarks and that they would act according to their own beliefs and needs.
“In this meeting we are to clarify the procedures of the election [for the candidates] and to hear comments of the candidates,” said Kadkhodaei in a presser just before the meeting.
While the representative of Gholam Ali Hadad Adel was absent at today’s meeting. A few hours after the meeting Gholam Ali Hadad Adel issued a statement announcing his quit from the election race in favor of the “Prinipalist Candidates”. He didn’t mention name of any of the candidates.
An analysis based on the results of three surveys conducted by three reliable Iranian polling centers shows that none of Iran’s presidential candidates would gain enough votes to win outright on the first ballot.
More than 50 million Iranians will head to the polls on June 14th to determine Iran’s next president. Iran’s Guardian Council has approved eight candidates to compete in the poll. If no candidate wins more than 50% of the vote a runoff is scheduled to be held a week later.
Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei said “everyone should try to have an enthusiastic election with attendance of public. Since the Islamic revolution, strength and power of the Islamic regime was based on the support of the people.””All of presidential candidates reiterated on their commitment to the law,” said Ayatollah Khamenei in a meeting with members of Iran’s Majlis on Wednsday.”[We] should appreciate all of candidates and especially those who did not qualified [to run for president], but chose to abide by the law,” he said.
Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei said on Monday that US want to dishearten people on Iran’s presidential election. Delivering a speech to the…
Presidential hopeful Saeed Jalili said in his first campaign speech on Friday that he will continue “Iran’s foreign policy of seeking to extend the influence of Islam in the world.”