MEK IRAN: Calls for Nationwide Boycott of SHAM PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS CONTINUE
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), reported that the internal network of the MEK organized a nationwide campaign calling for the boycott of the regime’s sham election.
Statement of the NCRI
On April 16, 2021, the Secretariat of the (NCRI) released a statement in this regard: “Between April 9 and 15, 2021, supporters of the MEK and Resistance Units called for a nationwide boycott of the regime’s sham Presidential election by posting banners and placards, writing graffiti, and distributing leaflets in public places.”
The MEK Resistance Units underlined that the nationwide boycott of the sham election responds to those who gunned down over 1500 protesters during the nationwide Iran protests in November 2019. Reuters confirmed in a special report on December 23, 2019, about the deadly crackdown on November nationwide protests in Iran the death toll of 1500 that was announced by the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) on December 15, 2019.
Nationwide protests in the last few weeks
The MEK Resistance Units and MEK supporters during their nationwide protests in the last few weeks, retirees and pensioners of Iran’s Social Security Organization chanted slogans such as “We will not vote anymore; we have not seen any justice,” and “We will not vote anymore; we have heard enough lies.”
Plundered investors of Tehran’s Stock Exchange also, on Thursday called for the elections’ boycott, saying: “We will no longer vote; we have not seen any justice.”
Iranians are now from all walks of life are facing extreme poverty and skyrocketing prices. So many Iranians are unable to make their ends meet. During their daily protests, people are express their hatred toward the mullahs’ regime and blame the mullahs’ wrong policies and corruption as the fundamental problem of Iran’s economy.
The mullahs’ regime engulfed with domestic and international crises, the regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei intends to legitimize his regime by holding the sham presidential elections. Ali Khamenei said on February 17: “The more public participation in the elections, the more effects, and benefits it will have for the state,”. “Whenever we approach elections, the enemy starts saying, ‘there is no freedom and the elections are engineered,’ to disperse the people from taking part in them,”.
The state-run Ebtekar daily on April 10
The mullahs’ regime officials and state-run media underlining people’s desire to boycott the elections. “It has been long since the entire regime is facing the crisis of legitimacy,”.
“Both political institutions and figures are experiencing the lowest level of public trust. People hardly fall for slogans and claims. They are no longer cheering up fantasy worlds. The utopia of the collective mind of Iranian society has reached its end, and people ignore hollow promises,”.
The members of the so-called “reformist” faction
Sadeq Ziba Kalam, one of the members of the so-called “reformist” faction of the regime, recently said that the regime’s sham presidential elections would have a much smaller turnout of the parliamentary elections. Ziba Kalam had previously acknowledged that claims of “reformism” no longer works in Iran.
On March 23, in an interview with the semi-official ILNA news agency, Mahmoud Sadeghi, a former member of the regime’s Parliament, said, “Statistics on people’s turnout in elections are worrying; people’s most important question is, what is the use of participating in elections…last year’s election, we had the lowest turnout.”
People’s uprising on the horizon
As the social and economic crises continue in Iran, more and more people are joining the campaign of boycotting the mullah regime’s sham presidential elections. As Hassan Khomeini, grandson of the regime’s founder Ruhollah Khomeini recently said, the regime is “in a very critical situation because people live in harsh conditions.” He acknowledged that “the current situation will increase public dissent and cause social crises,” or, in other words, people’s uprising.