Results of presidential election in Iran shock everybody: experts

Politics Materials 14 June 2009 15:17 (UTC +04:00)
Results of presidential election in Iran shock everybody: experts

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

Experts consider that the results of presidential elections in Iran are unfair.

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.

Mohsun Rezaee gained 1.73 percent, Mehdi Karroubi - 0.85 percent, Mir Hussein Mousavi 33.75 percent.
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.

In an interview with Trend , the Iranian expert Reza Taghizadeh, who works in London, said that the votes were manipulated excessively. Calculating votes and the voting results do not correspond to reality. A sense created that people did not vote, but was reflected the will of the government. "It's hard to believe that Mousavi gained 30 percent of votes in Tabriz, who is originally from Tabriz. Or the fact that Ahmadinejad gained 72 percent of votes from Lori, while Karroubi is from Lori," said Taghizadeh.

The results of the elections reflected the will of the government, and this fact shocked people, other Iranian expert, Professor of State University in Tehran Sadig Zibakalam told Trend by telephone. "We saw people's interest in opponents of Ahmadinejad. Any person, observing the process of voting in elections, would have noticed that more people supported Mousavi than Ahmadinejad," he said.

Another Iranian expert, head of student movement "Consolidation of Unity", Ahmed Zeydabadi, told Trend that no citizen of Iran believes in the results of presidential elections.

According to the four experts, Iran's supreme religious leader Ayatollah Khomeini and the Supervisory Board, controlling the elections, do not take actions to reconsider votes or eliminate the suspicions in calculation of votes. Both Khomeini and the Supervisory Board support Ahmadinejad. It makes no sense to think that they will take any measures to support other candidates," said Zeydabadi by telephone from Tehran.

According to him, the election was held by the Interior Ministry, which was formed by the government. Elections must be held by an uninterested side in order to have fair election.