Imam Khomeini encouraged massive participation of  public masses in elections

Imam Khomeini encouraged massive participation of public masses in elections

Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic through his historic speeches and messages used to encourage the public masses to ensure the vast turnout during elections.

 Imam in a historic message once said as following. 

Highlighting the participation of people in elections, Imam once said in a historic message as following:

"When a virtuous government is in place, it follows that the people will be allowed to vote freely, and when that happens, they will select righteous people for the parliament. For not all the people are bad, the majority of them are good, virtuous individuals who want the good of the country. They want it to thrive, to enjoy a sound economy, and they pray for good, honest men to govern. It is only natural that when elections are free and safe from the interference of these unrighteous individuals, righteous people will enter parliament. And when this happens, a virtuous government will be formed, a virtuous president will take control, one who will not act against the interests of the country."      

                                                                        ( Sahifeh-ye-Imam, Vol. 5, Page 314)

The Islamic Revolution accomplished victory in 1979 under the wise leadership of Imam Khomeini relying on God Almighty and with vast participation of people.  

Since then, Iran has held several presidential and parliamentary elections over the past decades in order to make sure the participation of the people in all arenas.

This comes as Iran is gearing up for parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections slated for March 1.

Almost 15,000 candidates have been approved to compete in the parliamentary elections that are held every four years.

In the Assembly of Experts elections, 144 candidates are vying for 88 seats at the body, which elects and oversees the activities of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution and is in a position of authority to either appoint or dismiss the Leader.

Speaking at a meeting with a group of people from East Azarbaijan Province in the Imam Khomeini Hussainyah on Sunday, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called for massive turnout at the upcoming elections across the country, saying the path of reform passes through elections.

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