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Iran to recount votes in disputed election

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posted on Jun, 16 2009 @ 03:34 AM
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Iran to recount votes in disputed election


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Iran's election authority agrees to recount votes in the disputed presidential election, government-funded Press TV reports. The surprise announcement by the Guardian Council -- made up of top clerics and judges -- comes as supporters of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and those of the man he claims to have beaten in last week's vote plan rival marches -- raising the specter of more violence.
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[edit on 16-6-2009 by Scooby Doo]




posted on Jun, 16 2009 @ 03:34 AM
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TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) -- Iranian authorities Tuesday agreed to recount disputed presidential votes as the country faced its fourth day of unrest with rival marches by supporters of both President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the man who claims last week's ballot was rigged against him.

The Guardian Council, a body of top clerics and judges that oversees elections, said it will recount votes that the opposition questioned in Friday's race, according to government-funded Press TV.

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posted on Jun, 16 2009 @ 04:04 AM
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i have been following this on twitter for a while now and "they" are saying that the ballot boxes have been burned...

...i have no idea how reliable the info is, because the hashtag is updating so quickly #iranelection

(BTW, please to include your own take on the news clip in the Breaking News Forum.)



posted on Jun, 16 2009 @ 04:30 AM
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Oh boy. This can not end up pretty either way you look at it.

If the count gets corrected, and Achmed loses, his faithful supporters will probably replace those in the streets right now.
If he wins the count again, the people rioting now will still be pissed, and will continue to burn things.
There is no win in this situation for the Iranian people.
This whole election was a slap in the face to all of them.



posted on Jun, 16 2009 @ 10:00 AM
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at least there are protesting - when the US election was stoeln from the people , they didn`t even murmur about it



posted on Jun, 16 2009 @ 10:05 AM
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Kangaroo court to investigate an election of a powerless puppet?

Iran already has a supreme leader that is not elected, the Ayatollahs run the country. The Iranian presidency is a powerless position, and literally it is irrelevant who won this election or whether their was fraud or not.

It is all meant to assuage the people of Iran and relieve frustrations.

Democracy in Iran when it comes to the actual leadership of the nation is an illusion.

The Israelis and much of the war making world want the west to believe in the power of the Iranian presidency particularly when a radical like Ahmadinejad is in that position... When in reality he is simply a mouthpiece for the Ayatollah (Supreme Leader).

While I am impressed with the Iranian people and their protesting what they see as a fraudulent election result, it really is protest that is ultimately misplaced when the end result of the election would have done nothing to change power in Iran in the slightest way no matter who won!

The election, and the Iranian presidency are an illusion.

These people are protesting the election of a powerless puppet... They dare not directly oppose the Ayatollahs.



posted on Jun, 16 2009 @ 10:09 AM
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Originally posted by Harlequin
at least there are protesting - when the US election was stoeln from the people , they didn`t even murmur about it


Exactly... Just showsthe difference in mentality between the nations. I was gonna say the same thing.



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