Those responsible for conduct of elections in Iran must submit report to parliament: head of Council for Law

Politics Materials 18 June 2009 15:58 (UTC +04:00)

Chairman of the Iranian Science Ministry Council for Law and Sharia Ayatollah Mehdi Hadavi Tehrani issued a statement which says that people's participation in the elections was at a high level. Commenting on the processes that occurred before and after the elections, he demanded those responsible for the conduct of elections in Iran to submit a report to the parliament, Hadavi Tehrani's official Web site reported.

In his statement, he listed the facts that caused people's doubts. Hadavi Tehrani said the Interior Ministry's publicizing reports about the number of citizens with voting rights, ballot papers and polling stations, a small number of the sealed ballot boxes compared to previous elections, extension of voting time, a shortage of ballots at polling stations, premature disclosure of the results of the elections on polling day, the late counting of votes in the regions and not providing the presidential candidates with the detailed information on the outcome of the vote cause people's doubt on falsification of the elections. Hadavi Tehrani hoped the country's all governmental agencies will fulfill their obligations.

Former Presidential Candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi's supporters are confident in falsifying of the results of the elections. The clash between the protesters and police after the presidential elections which were held on June 12 claimed lives of 25 people in Iran, BBC reported.