Elections in Iran

Lord Hylton

If anyone reads this in Iran I would like them to know that I feel for them very much at the present time.  The Presidential elections appear to have been stolen.  Otherwise why would so many unnecessary additional ballot papers and ballot boxes have been produced?

I am an independent member of our Parliament and would be pleased to hear from you if you have ideas about how we might in future cooperate electronically.

5 comments for “Elections in Iran

  1. 18/06/2009 at 12:19 pm

    It certainly looks like a disaster from where I am standing. But what can be done?

    It appears that a lot of the electronic help that has been offered has in some cases been counter productive.

  2. Bob
    22/06/2009 at 5:09 pm

    Stolen, as the US elections were in 2000, when G. Bush ‘won’ Florida by 93 votes?

    I do not doubt that there is Western interference in the Iranian elections.

    • Lord Hylton
      24/06/2009 at 11:45 am

      You will have seen the recent tit-for-tat expulsions of British and Iranian diplomats. I have also put down a low-key Written Question.

  3. Senex
    06/07/2009 at 10:53 pm

    Ruhollah (which in Farsi means Sign of God) was born the youngest son, of Seyyed Mostafa al Moussavi. Some time in the late 1920s, Ruhollah added “Khomeini” to his name.

    There seems to be an association of names with differing spellings of the word Moussavi. Is it coincidence that gives Mir-Hossein Mousavi a moral authority derived from Khomeini?

    Clearly the Guardian Council is having problems with republican democracy. How does the organisational saying go? “You have to change just to stand still.” Living with memetics is not going to be easy for the council or Supreme Leader.

    Ref: The Unknown Ayatullah Khomeini
    http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,920508-3,00.html
    Profile: Mir-Hossein Mousavi, Iran’s Radical Turned Reformist
    http://middleeast.about.com/od/iran/p/mir-hossein-moussavi-profile.htm

  4. Senex
    08/07/2009 at 5:25 pm

    Evidence Iran’s democracy is moving to one of the bad forms of Plato’s Republic.

    Iranian theologian and philosopher Mohsen Kadivar discusses Tehran’s path towards a military dictatorship.

    Ref:This Iranian Form of Theocracy has Failed
    http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,633517,00.html

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