‘Any vote is a positive vote for Islamic Republic’

‘Any vote is a positive vote for Islamic Republic’
Tue Jun 4, 2013 13:40:46

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says each vote for any candidate in the upcoming elections is considered as a positive vote to safeguard the establishment of Islamic Republic.

Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks while addressing a ceremony at Imam Khomeini’s Mausoleum in southern Tehran to commemorate the 24th anniversary of the passing of the founder of the Islamic Republic.


The Leader said Iranian nation will give a crushing response to the enemies with a high turnout in the upcoming presidential election.


Ayatollah Khamenei described the election as a manifestation of the will of the nation.


He further noted that people's participation in the election indicates their confidence in the Islamic establishment.


"The enemies are seeking to portray the election as a threat to the Islamic establishment whereas the vote is in fact a great opportunity," the Leader said.


He went on to note that the Iranian nation will once again foil enemy plots, with its resistance and massive turnout in the upcoming polls.


The Leader said the upcoming presidential election in Iran should create a political epic in the country.


Ayatollah Khamenei also noted that the principles of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, constitute the roadmap for the country’s progress.

On June 14, Iranians will cast their ballots at over 66,000 polling stations across the country, and some 285 polling stations will be set up for Iranian nationals in other countries.


The president of Iran is elected for a four-year term in a national election. The Guardian Council has vetted the candidates for qualifications.