Iran Records Lowest Voter Turnout in History of Islamic Republic

The photo shows posters for different candidates for Iran’s presidential election. (Photo courtesy of tasnimnews, CC BY 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons)

Iran’s elections last week drew the lowest voter turnout in the Islamic Republic’s history. Out of 59 million eligible voters, less than 30 million voted.

The winner? Iran’s hardline judiciary chief. But Todd Nettleton of The Voice of the Martyrs USA says even politicians who advocate reform won’t brinIrang the change many Iranians want. “Even the people who call themselves reformers are not looking to overthrow the Islamic government. They’re not looking to say, ‘Hey, the Quran is not working as a national constitution, let’s find something else.’ What they’re really doing is looking to just change the look of things just a little bit. ‘Let’s, let’s just allow a half-inch of hairline to show under our headscarf.’”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller

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