MEK Iran: Sham Elections Boycotted
The Iranian regime wanted to bring as many people out to the polls in last Friday’s election as possible in order to give their fragile regime a much-needed boost in the eyes of the international community. A large turnout would have been what the regime used to justify the malign rule, claiming popularity among the Iranian people and asking what right the rest of the world has to intervene.
Of course, despite the mullahs’ threats and begging, the Iranian people actually took part in an unprecedented nationwide election boycott.
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) February 22, 2020
Eventually, the regime was forced to admit that only around 42% of voters took part in the parliamentary election, which the state-run Fars news agency said was 19% less than the previous elections in 2016.
After much fanfare and publicity, the Iranian regime finally held its much-heralded parliamentary elections on Friday….
But these statistics are still much higher than the actual numbers, according to the Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI/MEK Iran). In fact, the regime couldn’t inflate the figures any further without completely abandoning reality.
Of course, the fact that the regime’s elections would be boycotted was easy to predict. All you had to do was look at the actions of the Iranian people and their resistance forces in the weeks before the election.
Not only did they daub walls around Iran with posters of resistance leaders and the slogan, “My vote is [for] the overthrow of the regime”, but the people also came out into the streets in nationwide uprisings twice in three months to call for regime change.
The Iranian resistance put up banners of Maryam Rajavi in Tehran, Borazjan, Kerman, Karaj, Tabriz, Rasht, Isfahan, Ilam, and elsewhere, with the slogans “Iranians’ real vote is ‘Down with the rule of mullahs”.
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) February 23, 2020
They also took the time to dispel the harmful propaganda that the regime had started to spread about them. Namely that the people advocating for the fall of the regime, want the return of the monarchy, which was overthrown by the people in 1979 before the mullahs hijacked it. The people and their resistance made it absolutely clear that they don’t want the Shah back in power; many of them fought to overthrow him in the first place.
After the Iranian people boycotted the regime’s sham elections, rebellious youth-targeted two centers involved in promoting the mullahs’ fundamentalism in Koohdasht and Najafabad.