As we draw closer to the 13th presidential elections in Iran, once again Iranians with great passion and enthusiasm go through yet another democratic process to determine their future after carefully evaluating the initiatives, pledges and agendas of the seven. presidential candidates who have deemed themselves qualified to run in this important election.
The elections in Iran are the highest manifestation of public will in the socio-economic and political spheres and it is the most effective instrument to realize the sovereignty of the Iranian people through a peaceful and participatory process.
Therefore, every four years, Iranians elect a new president and members of parliament (Majlis), expert assembly and local councils to show their responsibility and uphold their legal rights for a better future.
Now, after 42 years since the start of the Islamic Revolution, on average, one election per year has taken place, indicating the relevance of democracy in the country.
This is of crucial importance, because the history of Iran, before the Islamic revolution of 1979, had never known a pivotal moment when the Iranian people played a leading role in determining their destiny. .
Moreover, Iran is the only country in the region to have successfully and consistently organized such elections on time and without delay, even during extraordinary situations such as natural disasters, pandemics and the imposed war of eight. years over the past four decades.
The Islamic Republic of Iran, in order to meet the aspirations of its people and protect itself against despotism and foreign intervention, has developed a unique political system which consists of two major pillars of “Islamic identity” and ” values of the Republic ”.
In such a system which is rooted in Islamic teachings, lessons learned through history and resistance against notorious regimes and foreign occupation, the people could freely express their views on governance and change the leadership in place in accordance with Islamic law. democratic values and merits highly recognized and approved by its constitutional system.
The important point, in terms of domestic political stability in the country is that the rotation in government administrations and other decision-making bodies has always been done by polls and the direct involvement of Iranian citizens and, interestingly, the result has always shocked strangers. observers. It shows how relevant the will of the people is in the Iranian political system.
As the 13th Iranian presidential elections approach, there are heated debates over good governance between candidates of different factions and affiliations which have been reflected in several televised debates.
This time, the general public call for applications focuses on the imperative of an inward-looking economy to ensure its sustained growth and development.
As a result, there is a heated debate among Iranians over how the next president would and should tackle the issues facing the country, especially at a time when the nation has been the target of economic terrorism. and the most severe unjust and inhumane sanctions imposed by the United States. on the Iranian people to punish them for their steadfastness to independence and the path of the non-aligned mapped out by the Islamic Revolution.
Contrary to the biased discourse on Iran’s domestic dynamics and regardless of poll results, the ongoing debate over the best direction of the economy and other issues related to domestic and foreign policy indicates that, thanks to the high degree of democracy existing in the country, debates are not limited and candidates question and discuss all aspects freely.
Today, thanks to a dynamic political system in Iran which is a source of strength and sustainability, it has been more than four decades that the Iranian people have stood firm in safeguarding the values and achieving the aspirations of the Islamic revolution in the face. to all the hostilities and plots orchestrated against them by those who have bent on breaking the will of the people and overthrowing the Islamic establishment.
In summary, Iran has exercised a vibrant and unique political system for more than four decades after its inception, manifested in regular and frequent elections with inclusive participation of its people.
Whatever the result of the day after the elections, the significant result would be the evolution of the dynamism of the political system in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
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