Iranian presidential candidate intends to make statement protesting against election results

Politics Materials 13 June 2009 16:32 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, June 13/ Trend , D.Khatinoglu /

Iranian presidential candidate Mehdi Karroubi and his Party of National Trust intend to make an official statement of protest against the results of the election, member of the Party's Central Council, Abulfazl Shukuri, told Trend .

The results of presidential elections held on June 12 were announced. According to the latest information provided by the Central Election Commission of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gained 63.36 percent of the votes, the Chairman of the Central Election Commission of Iran Kamran Daneshdzhu said on direct ether, İRİNN TV channel reported.

Mir Hussein Mousavi gained 34.07 percent (11,709,391 votes), Mohsun Rezaee - 1.71 percent (587,913 votes), Mehdi Karroubi - 0.87 percent (298,798 votes).

According to Daneshdzhu, votes were calculated in 131 out of 136 polling stations outside the country. Ahmadinejad gained 71,509 votes, Rezaee - 3,179 votes, Karroubi - 3,050 votes, Mousavi - 85,353 votes.

According to Shukuri, the results of the election shocked everybody. The Party of National Trust will be investigating the results. "I do not want to talk about the details of the statement. We doubt the veracity of the Election Commission reports and express our protest," said Shukuri.

Other candidate Mir Hussein Mousavi made a statement protesting against the election results. According to Mousavi, the results of the election shocked everybody and they are questionable.

"People want to know who stands behind this game," said Mousavi. He threatened the government with unmasking.