After Iran’s Interior Ministry claimed 41 million voters took to the polls in last Friday’s presidential election, President Hassan Rouhani in his May 22 press conference went one step further in claiming 45 million casted their ballots. Ever since, various cases of fraud, vote rigging and embarrassing measures to portray the polling stations as very crowded have caused even more embarrassment for this façade.
Interview with Mohammad Mohaddessin, Chairman of the NCRI Foreign Affairs Committee on the recent sham presidential election in Iran.
NCRI - The sham presidential election in Iran came to an end but the conflict and rift at the top of the clerical regime did not. The following interview examines the most pressing issues at stake in this ‘election’ and the outlook for future events.
NCRI - The Iranian regime’s election show has ended. One can look at this issue from a variety of aspects to analyze its results. One aspect is the revelation of the extent of corruption and decadence within the clerical regime.
NCRI - Election rigging industry in the religious fascism ruling Iran, is one of the longest-serving industries of the regime.
One of the simplest and easiest way is multiplying the real votes of the candidates by a factor so that the number of participants in the elections can be shown as several times higher than the real figures.
The Truth Behind Iran's Presidential Election Travesty
Does any form of democratic election fit into the nature of Iranian regime? Or is it a smokescreen draped over a medieval regime that is the ideological mirror image of ISIS? In this article which appeared in Forbes on May 19, 2017.Mohammad Mohaddessin the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran examines this issue, the following is the full text of his article.
Sham Elections – No. 3
The Fars news agency, affiliated to the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), at 4:43 pm local time, meaning more than 8½ hours after polling stations were opened, reported, “So far 20 million of eligible voters were able to cast their ballots.” This means despite all measures aimed at rigging the vote, and with less than 1 hour and 15 minutes left until the voting deadline, only 35% of the eligible voters had participated in the sham elections,.
NCRI - On the eve of Iran's presidential election, the prominent diplomat and former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, in an exclusive interview with the Voice of America's Persian service said: If free elections were held in Iran, Ayatollahs would be the losers. John Bolton former Undersecretary of State for International Security in an interview on May 17th said: I think the difference between moderates and extremists is a lie because only those can run for election whom pass Guardian Council’s screening and meet supreme leader’s approval. Parts of this interview follows:
Press release - 18 May 2017
On the eve of the Iranian presidential “elections”, 156 members of the European Parliament issued a joint statement (attached) and declared: “The elections in Iran are not free and fair. Opposition is banned. All candidates have to declare their heartfelt belief to the concept of supreme clerical rule. An unelected body named the ‘Guardian Council’, whose members are appointed by supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei, disqualifies most of the candidates.”