Sunday, July 19, 2009

Call for National Referendum on Disputed Election

The Association of Combatant Clerics (“majma-e rowhaniyun-e mobarez”), a political gathering of moderate/reformist clerics in Iran, today called for a national referendum to settle the current political deadlock over the results of the recent presidential elections.

The constitution of the Islamic Republic does allow national referendums to settle the vital issues and the vehicle have been used in the past. The call by the cleric body, however, represents the first time national referendum mechanism has been suggested to end the political impasse.

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