Sunday, April 17, 2005

Khatami praises unelected Guardian Council - calls for mass turnout

Tehran Times:
Khatami stressed the crucial role the Guardian Council plays in holding competitive and free elections.

"With all respect I have for the system's bodies, I want to say the Guardian Council plays the leading role in holding a competitive and free election," Khatami said.

He added that a free, healthy, and competitive election would increase public participation and called on the Guardian Council and the Interior Ministry to prepare the ground for a massive voter turnout in this important and decisive issue.