IR Leader hails Islamic democracy in Iran

IR Leader hails Islamic democracy in Iran
Sat Aug 3, 2013 22:50:52

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has hailed the peaceful transition of executive power as a result of Islamic democracy in Iran.

Describing the relationship between the Iranian people and government as exemplary, Ayatollah Khamenei said the affairs of the country are carried out by the people, the election is in the hands of the people and everything revolves around Islam.

The Leader added that moderation and middle ground is the path of Islam and adherence to Islamic values and seeking God's approval will lead the Iranian nation to success.

Ayatollah Khamenei said resolving the problems that the country is currently facing requires time.

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution endorsed Hassan Rohani On Saturday for a four-year term in office as Iran's new president.

The endorsement ceremony was attended by senior Iranian officials in the capital city of Tehran.

The president’s swearing-in ceremony will be held on Sunday with the participation of Iranian officials as well as foreign dignitaries.

Rohani will take the oath of office in Majlis (parliament) on Sunday. He succeeds Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose two legally allowed consecutive terms ended on Saturday.

Rohani won the June 14 presidential election with 50.7 percent of a total of 36,704,156 ballots. Voter turnout in the election was 72.7 percent.

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