Mrs. Rajavi underscored that the mullahs’ election was faced with a major wave of popular protests before the vote, which caused unprecedented discord within the regime’s leadership and inflicted a heavy blow to the mullahs on election day.
Whatever the outcome of this masquerade, and regardless of who wins, she said, the regime in its entirety would be engulfed in a profound crisis.
The Iranian Resistance’s President-elect said, “The message of today’s nationwide boycott to the international community is that the time for deal making and appeasing the mullahs’ inhuman regime has come to an end and that the demands of the Iranian people for the overthrow of the mullahs’ and the establishment of democracy must be heeded.”
Mrs. Rajavi lauded all women, men and youths who today rejected the clerical regime and staged demonstrations and protests against this farce. She also called on young people nationwide and the Resistance’s activists and sympathizers across the world to spread solidarity and resistance to bring about democracy and freedom in Iran.
Fewer than 10 percent of the eligible voters took part in the sham election today.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
June 17, 2005