Mir Hossein Mousavi, Iran’s opposition leader, today rejected certification of the election results by the Guardian Council, vowing to keep fighting for “the rights of the people.” He reasserted his claim that the June 12 election results were rigged and decaled Ahmadinejad's government “illegitimate.”
The Guardian Council is a governmental body in Iran which chooses who can run for office and supervises and certifies the elections. Half the members of the the 12-person body are appointed by the supreme leader, with the other half nominated by the judiciary chief, himself an appointee of the supreme leader, and approved by Majlis.
Mousavi called on the government to free political prisoners and those detained during the recent protests. Mousavi also called on the government to institute press freedoms and electoral reforms.