Saturday, March 15, 2008


As expected millions of Iranians ignored the Iranian regime call to participate in sham elections and stayed home:
    "[Yet] millions of Iranians appear to have registered a silent protest against the regime by refusing to vote, despite the nation's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, telling his compatriots that taking part was their "national and religious duty".

1 comment:

saggezard said...

The interior ministry spokesman claims there was a 65% turnout, up from 2004s elections claim of 52% turnout. The real number is around a maximum of 20%. The next day the "Reformists" were thrown a 20% share of the seats.

Some News links:

Turnout low in Iran's parliamentary elections (AP):

Iran: Reformists dispute government claims of high voter turnout (AKI):

Turnout appears low in much of Tehran in Iran's parliament vote (AP):,5143,695261613,00.html