MEK Iran: My Vote Regime Change
The most significant political event in the last week was the presidential election on June 18 and the nationwide boycott on behalf of the Iranian people. In other words, people’s rejection to vote for hand-picked politicians expressed their true desire for fundamental change and a shift toward freedom, justice, equality, and the rule of law.
Khamenei depict his regime in a strong position
In recent months, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has made efforts to depict his government in a strong position. His officials are indirectly negotiating with the new US administration for sanctions relief, inciting and fuelling crises in Gaza, and eliminating any domestic opposition in order to form a government that is “young and Hezbollah.”
The low turnout in the sham election
Officials from numerous factions and movements had previously voiced their concerns with the low turnout. On election day, Ahmad Alamolhoda, Khamenei’s spokesperson and the Friday Prayer Imam in Mashhad, said, “Those who do not go to polling stations, if they do not have a religious or customary excuse, they are practically voting for the enemy, voting for the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran).”
The widespread boycott of the election
Khamenei had already voiced his concerns about the widespread boycott of the election in a broadcast message on June 4. He reiterated the will of the founder of the Islamic Republic, Ruhollah Khomeini, and warned anyone who refused to vote that they would face “worldly consequences and divine responsibility even for their next generations.” “It’s possible that refusing to vote is at the top of the list of great sins,” he remarked.
The attendance was less than 10%
The Iranian people, on the other hand, boycotted the elections as a whole. The attendance was less than 10%, according to more than 3,500 reports, videos, and images submitted by more than 1,200 reporters connected with the opposition Iran National TV from 400 cities and villages around Iran,” the MEK Persian-language website reported on June 19.
A historic boycott of Iran’s sham election
Meanwhile, the world media reported a historic boycott of Iran’s sham election. According to The New York Times, “Iran’s presidential race has been marked, more than anything else, by a lack of interest: many people have said they will not vote in the election.”
In contrast to misleading reports broadcasted by state-run media, the Washington Post revealed voter disinterest. “The Iranian state media claimed that voter turnout was high on Friday. The governor of Tehran stated that it was more than in past competitions, but did not provide data. The Post reported that “on Friday, Iranian journalists described traffic at many polling stations in the capital as lighter than usual.”
According to CNBC, Bahman Ben Taleblu, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), “no matter who wins Iran’s election, the Iranian people will certainly lose.” “The Iranian people will lose in Friday’s election regardless of who wins because their votes are meaningless.”
A historic congratulation to the Iranian people
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), remarked, “This was the greatest political and social blow to the mullahs’ Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and the ruling theocracy.” “A historic congratulation to the Iranian people for boycotting the mullahs’ sham election across the country.”