News ID : 165165
Publish Date : 2/18/2024 7:34:23 PM
Elections are main pillar of the Islamic Republic & in it people are the owners of the country

Elections are main pillar of the Islamic Republic & in it people are the owners of the country

In a meeting with a large number of people from East Azerbaijan Province, Imam Khamenei described the front of Arrogance as being opposed to Iran’s elections. This meeting was held in the Imam Khomeini Hussainiyah on February 18, 2024.

During this meeting which took place on the 46th anniversary of the Popular Uprising of the People of Tabriz and in the lead up to Iran’s parliamentary elections and the Assembly of Experts elections on March 1, 2024, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution emphasized that the elections are a reflection of the republican system and the Islamic Republic's values, which are in conflict with the Arrogant Powers’ plans.

"Elections are a manifestation of the republican system and this is why the Arrogant Powers and the US, who are opposed to both republicanism and the Islamic nature of the Islamic Republic, are against the elections and the enthusiastic participation of the people at the ballot boxes," the Leader added.

Imam Khamenei stated that in the past, a US president once called on the Iranian nation to boycott elections while it actually backfired and in opposition to him, people participated with even more enthusiasm. After that they stopped saying this directly, but they still try to distance people from the elections using various methods.

The Leader emphasized, "Over the decades, there has never been an election violation in the sense claimed by the enemy, and what they allege is baseless. In the cases where some allegations were made, some violations were identified after investigations were carried out and assessments were made. However, those violations were never such to cause a change in the overall results. And the elections in the country have always been healthy, valid, and dignified."

Elsewhere in his speech, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution expressed his appreciation to the Iranian people for their enthusiastic participation in the 22nd of Bahman rallies, which are held annually across the country. He said, “The nation demonstrated its perseverance, fervor, and revolutionary pride in all the large and small cities and villages. Those who hoped to see the nation disheartened and see them forget about the 22nd of Bahman were taken by surprise.”

Imam Khamenei highlighted the progress and increasing strength of the Revolution over its 45-year history despite facing a storm of challenges and plots. He explained that, "The Revolution, meaning the nation and the system, by passing through the challenging passageways, is now stronger and more powerful. And it has a more penetrating viewpoint and influence. At present, we must recognize our key responsibilities and address them in a timely manner.”

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