The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppresssed Poeple Imam Seyed Ali Khamenei lauded the determining and outstanding role played by the people in different arenas in Iran.
Addressing a group of Iranian donors here in Tehran on Monday, Imam Khamenei said people have played a determining role in all important arenas, including politics, economy, health, culture and education.
“The principle of the Islamic Revolution was also based on this popular presence and if people had not stepped into the arena of role-playing, politicians and political streams would not have been able to do anything,” the Leader noted.
The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppresssed Poeple Imam Seyed Ali Khamenei has on many occasions underlined the strong public support for the Islamic establishment in Iran, and warned that enemies are making nonstop efforts to undermine people’s trust in their ruling system.
In the latest move to show support for the Islamic establishment in Iran, Iranians from different walks of life came to the polling stations in large numbers on March 2, 2012 to determine the fate of the country’s legislative body for the next four years.
Over 48 million Iranian voters were eligible to cast their ballots, and the final estimates showed that 64% of them have been present at the polling stations.
The American and European reporters and journalists who had come to Iran to cover the elections were astonished by the high level of public participation at the polling stations.
The foreign journalists were astounded after they witnessed large crowds of people queuing at the polling stations even hours before voting officially started.