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16/06/2021 by socialistfight

By Hassan Equality

The seven candidates in the running: Mohsen Rezaei, Abdolnasser Hemmati, Alireza Zakani, Mohsen Mehralizadeh, Amir-Hossein Ghazizadeh Hashemi, Saeed Jalili, Ebrahim Raisi.
Photograph: AP

Do you know under Islamic regime of Iran?

* People have no basic human rights to express their views, their variety of religious and non-religious, faith and opinion except the government Confirmed Shia Islam line.

* No rights for freedom of assembly, gathering and association.

* Workers have no rights to have independent trade unions or organisation.

* Although they have continued their struggles and build their illegal trade unions.

* Workers activists were arrested, jailed, lashed, and beaten up.

* Despite all this some sections of workers have managed to represent their alternative society based in their workplaces and in local council management.

* From the start the Islamic regime brought in many discriminatory sharia laws against women such as compulsory wearing of the Hijab, loss of inheritances and denial of child custody.

* The Islamic regime also gave men the right to have four official wives.

* Despite sever punishments, many women in Iran continue to fight for equality; gender equality and equality in all other aspect of society.

* The Islamic regime of Iran uses medieval methods of punishment such as amputation, stoning, hanging, lashing in public, often for the ‘crime’ of being gay.

* The Islamic regime of Iran has the highest rate of capital punishment per capita and is the world’s largest executioner of juveniles.

* Sometimes people have been massacred by security guards, and some have been arrested, and hanged in prison without due process.

*In summer of 1988 thousands of political prisoners were executed without any real trials or lawyers. The majority of those killed were supporters of the People’s Mujahedin of Iran, but it included the Fedayi and the Tudeh Party of Iran (Communist Party).

* Now the big majority of people of Iran already decided to not participate in coming sham presidential election and are determined to get rid of this fascist regime; your solidarity will be vital for this.

● Solidarity council with the peoples’ struggle in Iran.

Electoral system

From Wikipedia:

The president of Iran is elected for a four years term that is renewable only once. It is the country’s highest directly elected official, the chief of the executive branch, and the second most important position after the Supreme Leader.

Any Iranian citizen born in Iran, believing in God and Islam, who has always been loyal to the ConstitutionGuardianship of the Islamic Jurist, Supreme Leader, Islamic Republic may register as a presidential candidate. An institution called the Election Monitoring Agency (EMA) and managed by the Guardian Council vets registered candidates and selects a handful to run in the election.

The voting age is 18.

The Guardian Council does not publicly announce the reason for rejections of particular candidates, although those reasons are explained to each candidate. Women who registered as candidates have been excluded from standing for election by the Guardian Council.[4][5] “We have not rejected any woman due to being a woman”, spokeman of the Guardian Council said. He clarified that there is no obstacle for womens registration in the elections.[6]

Those approved by the Guardian Council are put to a public vote on the weekend. The winner is the candidate who receive 50%+1 votes. If no candidate receives enough votes another election will be held only between the two candidates with the most votes the following weekend.

Once the result is known, according to the constitution, the Supreme Leader must sign the decree of the elected president, and if he refuses to sign, the elected president will not have the presidency over the executive branch. Supreme Leaders of Iran have always signed the decree of the elected president hereunto.[7][8] After that, according to the constitution, the elected president must oath in the inauguration in the Islamic Consultative Assembly to the members of parliment and members of the Guardian Council and the head of the Supreme Court that he will do his best to perform the duties.

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