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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Saturday, June 18, 2005

On the Iranian election and the MSM

Cocerning all the hooplah in the media regarding the Iran Preisdential elections and how much of a success it is and how it got voters flocking, well, I present to you the Yahoo story on it and you can make up your own mind on this: "Fight the enemy by casting a vote," said Iran's Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei — head of the non-elected Islamic theocracy whose near-absolute power can override both the president and parliament. [...] More than 46.7 million Iranians were eligible to vote. Security was on high alert after several recent bombings, but no violence or unrest was reported. More than 254 polling stations were set up around the world, including 36 in the United States. [...] After polls closed, Interior Ministry spokesman Johanbakhsh Khanjani announced turnout in some provinces had exceeded 80 percent. In others it varied between 65 and 80 percent. Turnout reached nearly 67 percent four years ago in a Khatami landslide. [...] Karroubi had 22 percent of the roughly 14 million votes counted by early Saturday, while Rafsanjani had 21.3 percent, according to state-run Islamic Republic News Agency. However, those returns did not include urban areas, which could significantly change the balance in favor of Rafsanjani and the reform-minded Mostafa Moin, a former culture minister. 47 million eligable voters. 65- 80 % turn out. 14 million votes counted. Yep, i am with Stefania on that one. This election is a Sham!


At 6/18/2005 11:48:00 PM, Anonymous Adriane said...

You might wish to read


He has an account of meeting some folks at a polling station in the US.


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