Friday, March 14, 2008

Iranian's 8 Parliamentary Election

Polls closed a few minutes ago!
The right wingers are already claiming victory!


Roughly 39% of eligible voters participated in the election. (None of my family members did! I assume their candidates were not allowed on the ballot.)

4 comments:

an average patriot said...

It stinks but I was listenng to this set up and it sounded like our facade of Democracy. It sounded like a set up for the right. Just like our crap. Man are we in trouble!
Things are not looking good but we cannot stiop trying to make a positive difference.

MarcLord said...

Naj,

so what's your take on this? Does it mean Iran is more worried about being attacked than last year?

Naj said...

What this election means? I'd say nothing! The hardliner camp did ALL they could to sabotage this election and the 70% of their lead in the polls is not taken seriously by many Iranians.

One has to keep in mind that a lot of the principlists (or right-wingers) are also against Ahmadinejad! The similarity between Bush and Ahmadinejad is in fact uncanny; they suffer an exactly similar form of unpopularity.

Is Iran worried about being attacked? No! They have been making suggestions that they will negotiate with the next US administration; and within the neo con camp, fossils like Kissinger have been calling for talks with Iran.

I think what is going to happen is that the reformist president, Mohammad Khatami is being asked by a large number of reformists and people to run for next presidential election. They cannot "reject" him.

The prospects of military action against Iran are slim; but this will jeopardize Ahmadinejad's grip on power. What I do worry about is that they join the bushits in triggering a war!

Ugly creatures thrive in chaos!

JollyRoger said...

Iran's wingtards are apparently every bit as noxious as ours are. And clearly, Iran's wingtards and ours depend on each other, since without the fear card neither group of wingtards would have a reason for anyone to vote for them.

The people of Iran have my sympathies. Maybe when we flush the stench of Chimpy out of Washington, the Iranian youth can do what needs to be done.