Re-count of 10 percent of presidential votes in Iran to be aired by television: Guardian Council
The meeting between special investigation team and representatives of former presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi was not fruitful, Mehr quoted Iran's Guardian Council spokesperson Abbasali Kadkhodaei as saying.
"It was decided that re-count of votes in 10 percent of polling station will be aired by the Iranian television," Kadkhodaei said. He said no positive results were achieved though the Guardian Council tries to meet Mousavi's demands.
This morning, a special investigation team met with representatives of the former presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi. "Mousavi has put forward new proposals for re-counting of votes. The Council is working on these proposals," Kadkhodaei said.
Presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi protested against results of presidential elections held on June 12. He said that the recount is not a way out of the situation. It is necessary to repeat the presidential election to win the confidence of people. Mousavi sent a letter to the council on June 27. He said that he did not recognize the special investigation team and called on the Guardian Council to establish a panel of independent judges.
The Council has launched a special investigation team in a bid to win confidence of the candidates who are unhappy with the election outcome, council spokesperson Kadkhodaei said. "The team will re-count 10 per cent of votes and investigate protests against the election results," he said.
Mousavi said that during the elections there were many irregularities. It is necessary to hold another election and to annul the results.