Iran’s Rowhani seeks more free and fair elections
Hassan Rowhani stabbed Iran’s constitutional watchdog, which disqualified numbers of moderates & reformists from running
Iran’s president is lobbying for more free and fair elections in Iran, saying moderate and reformist political factions should also be allowed to run in next month’s parliamentary elections.
Hassan Rowhani’s speech on Thursday is a stab at Iran’s constitutional watchdog, which has disqualified large numbers of moderates and reformists from running.
Rowhani says that “the Parliament is the house of the people, not a particular faction.”
He said that while religious and other minorities - such as Jews, Christians and Zoroastrians, whose combined population in Iran numbers less than 500,000 - each have four members in parliament, larger groups should also be represented.
Rowhani asks, “What about a faction that has up to 10 million supporters”- a reference to the estimated number of supporters of moderates and reformists.