The Election of Ahmadinejad in Iran was it Rigged?
On 12 June 2009, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is re-elected President of Iran with 63% of the vote. His opponents claim that the results were distorted and street demonstrations have taken place. The results have them been rigged?
- Several polls, although not legally were published in Iran. One shows Mir Hossein Moussavi will won with 60% of votes. For two others, in Tehran, Ahmadinejad gave the winner with 58.6% and
44.8% of voices.
- The participation rate was 85%, against 60% in 2005, which have has favored the reformists at the epoch.
- On TV, a time of 20 minutes was attributed to Ahmadinejad against less than 2 minutes to each of its opponents. Source.
- In 2005 he obtained 61.69% of votes in the second round with a participation rate of 48%.
In the first round he won 19.43% of the vote against 21.13% for Rafsanjani. The turnout was 62.66%.
It would therefore be increased from 19 to 63% of votes in a
first round with a participation rate favoring reformers!
- Applicants are selected and true opponents to the Islamic regime are excluded from elections.
- Only the Ministry of Interior can control the votes. The ballots are not recounted.
- Many witnesses say that the Revolutionary Guards have
invested polling. It is assumed that they have stuffed the ballot boxes.
- Moussavi said he is the winner after the elections. He claims
that his name in the results was replaced by that of Ahmadinejad.
- According to official results, the city of Tabriz would
have voted for Ahmadinejad 57% while it is the hometown of Moussavi,
who is very popular here, which is impossible.
- Ahmadinejad wins in major cities where we know he is less popular than his rival, in contrast to the campaigns.
- Rejuvenation of the electorate is in line with the reformers
which should improve their scores compared to previous elections.
- The results were announced early despite the tens of millions of ballot to count.
- After the election:
- The mobile communications have been blocked.
- The social sites were blocked, including Facebook, but not Twitter that is blocked at account levels.
- The main opponent, Moussavi is arrested.
- 170 people were arrested.
- Foreign press is excluded.
This looks more as the aftermath of a coup d’état rathen than festivities after an election!
The ruling party has got any means to alter the results,
which proves nothing in itself. But the result seems not only flawed,
it simply seems implausible.
After the election the new president said:
“Elections in Iran are the cleanest. Everything is based on moral
values. Occidentals include thieves, homosexuals and others impure in
the electorate to win a few votes.”
He stated his program: “Purity, justice, fighting against tyranny and corruption.”