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Sunni Iranian Cleric: Partaking in election is national and religious obligation

20 February 2016 17:26



Molavi Abdol Naser Sadati, Friday Prayer of Al-Nabbi in Mosque Iran Shahr highlighted  the significance of elections in the Islamic Republic, saying, “partaking in election does not mean just casting vote, all the same it shows peoples’ loyalty to the Islamic system,” reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA).

The enemies have always hatched plots to impact voters’ turnout in the country’s polls, with this connection the Sunni cleric demanded Iranian people to give their foes a tart response via casing their votes.

Making his remarks in an exclusive interview with IRNA, the religious cleric places stress on this very point that the Iranian people should thwart the enemies’ ominous plots by participating en masse in all elections.

Molavi Abdol Naser Sadati urged hopefuls to be honest and keep their promises after grabbing the seats.

The vote is a manifestation of people’s presence in the political decision-making process, give that the Friday Prayer of Al-Nabbi in Mosque Iran Shahr underscored, “taking part in the elections is a national and religious duty.”

Elections for the 5th Assembly of Experts as well as the 10th Majlis (parliament) will be held simultaneously on February 26.

The Assembly of Experts is a high-ranking body in Iran, which elects and oversees the activities of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution. It is in a position of authority to either appoint or dismiss the Leader.

Members of the Assembly are directly elected to office by people for an eight-year term. The body holds meetings twice a year to exchange viewpoints on major national issues, and every other year to appoint a new chairman.

Last March, the Assembly picked Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi as its new chairman following the demise of its former head, Ayatollah Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi Kani.

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