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Iran’s Regime Faces Embarrassing Election Boycott by 80% of Tehran Population

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NCRI logoEmbarrassing failure of Khamenei’s regime in the show elections and acknowledgment of the election boycott by 80% of Tehran’s population

Despite all the fraud, according to regime statistics, the percentage of eligible voters who entered the parliament from Tehran is between 4 to 7.6 percent

The PMOI Social Headquarters reports from inside Iran: Based on continuous monitoring of 1,941 polling stations nationwide, the maximum turnout percentage is 8.2.

The final results of the vote count in the Tehran constituency for the parliament, announced by the Ministry of Interior on March 4, show that despite all the manipulations and major frauds, the total valid votes are 1,569,857. Considering the number of Tehran’s eligible voters, which is 7,775,357, 80% of the people of Tehran have boycotted this show.

The first-place candidate in Tehran received only 7.6% of eligible votes (597,770 votes), and the fourteenth-place candidate, the last to enter the parliament in the first round, received 4% of eligible votes (316,374 votes). The votes of the first-place candidate in Tehran is 47% of the first-place candidate in 2020, with 1,265,287 votes.

According to the government newspaper Setareh Sobh on March 3, the former head of the parliamentary security commission, Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, said, “The election result is a defeat, not a victory.”

The editor-in-chief of Fars news agency, affiliated with the Revolutionary Guards, wrote in an unprecedented admission, “The election turnout was 18% lower than the average of previous parliamentary elections.”

The Bahar News website reported on March 3, “More than 500,000 invalid votes in Tehran…” and questioned, “In Shiraz, with 1,390,000 eligible voters, the first-place candidate received 78,000 votes. In other words, nearly 95% of the people did not vote for the first-place candidate! Can these individuals truly represent the people?”

Farheekhtegan newspaper affiliated with Aliakbar Velayati, Khamenei’s advisor, also wrote today, “The files of the events of 2019 and 2022  (referring to uprisings) that were opened in the streets were never closed in the field of politics… The statement to boycott the elections had found its meaningful place in time…”

The government newspaper Shargh wrote today, “Representatives are supposed to decide for more than 80 million Iranians and enact laws, even though their vote counts have not reached 10,000.”

The PMOI Social Headquarters inside Iran announced on March 2 that the total number of voters in 1,941 polling stations, including large, medium, and small branches in Tehran, cities, villages, and various regions across the country, monitored continuously from 8 AM to 12 PM, was 156,597. This means an average of 81 people voted in each branch. As a result, the number of voters in 59,000 branches across the country is about 4,779,000, which, with an added approximation, reaches 5 million. In this way, the turnout rate is 8.2% compared to the 61,172,298 eligible voters.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)

March 4, 2024