Monday, June 15, 2009

Iran's previous election results

Its obvious this election wasn't fair, but if you look at the past election results , this one is really no different, yet no Iranian, or foreign gov't, otherwise really protested i don't know what to think. The truth is that in any fair democracy a candidate getting above 60% of the vote, especially when more than 2 ppl are running for the same office is just so unlikely that there has to be fraud

So according to wikipedia (i only list the top 2, but others candidates did run but all got only a few %):

Iran election 2009:
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad 62.63%
Mir-Hossein Mousavi 33.75%

Iran election 2005:
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad 61.69%
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani 35.93%

Iran election 2001:
Mohammad Khatami 78.3%
Ahmad Tavakkoli 15.9%

Iran election 1997 :
Mohammad Khatami 70.0%
Ali Akbar Nateq-Nouri ~10%

Iran election 1993:
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani: 62.9%
Ahmad Tavakkoli: 24.0%

I am not saying that every election in world has to be like America's, that not my point, i understand they're a theocracy and have their own way of doing things, but if you're also going to have the title "republic" in your country's name than a least pretend to have some measure of fair elections...just my thoughts!

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