Iran has democracy: president
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has stated that the Iranian presidential elections have further increased the development potential of the country and people.
The presidential elections were a step in the right direction for the nation, to achieve one of its most important goals, Ahmadinejad said at a news conference, broadcasted live on state television IRINN.
According to Ahmadinejad, during the last presidential elections, Iran has made progress in three directions. "We have become an example for the international community in democracy. the Democracy is true in Iran," the president stated.
The second achievement is that the enemies of Iran have met with failure, while trying to influence the people's choice, Ahmadinejad said.
Moreover, the presidential election revealed the true aims of the "old investor", the United Kingdom, and the "reformer", Barack Obama. "Despite their statements on approaching changes in Iran, the elections have showed that nothing has changed," Ahmedinejad added.
As a result of presidential elections on June 12, Iran's current president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad got 62.63 percent of votes. His major rival Mir-Hossein Mousavi got 33.75 percent of votes. Mehdi Karroubi and ex-commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Mohsen Rezai together gained over 2 percent of votes.