Presidential election ‘turning point’ in Iran recent history: Rouhani

Iranian president-elect Hassan Rouhani has hailed the massive participation of people in the 11th presidential election as a “turning point” in the country’s recent history.

In an address to a conference attended by the managers of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) in Tehran on Saturday, Rouhani said the Iranian nation created a political epic in the June 14 election.

“Undoubtedly, this golden page will not only remain in the memory of the Iranian nation, but also go down in history,” he added.

The president-elect stated that the vast majority of people voted for moderation, prudence, negation of extremism, law abidance and transparency, stressing that the next administration should take action based on these views.

He emphasized that the next administration is, therefore, duty-bound to safeguard the rights of the Iranian people and pursue the path of moderation.

“Moderation will not be possible without compliance with the law. Moderation will not be possible without transparency and without establishing a two-sided contact between the administration and the people,” Rouhani noted.

He added that the presidential election put an end to “all ambiguities and doubts” not only about the election process, but also the legitimacy of the Islamic establishment.

Rouhani noted that all political parties and groups, all the people, and the world countries should listen to the messages of the June election and respect them.

The Iranian president-elect won Iran’s presidential election of June 14, which was marked by a high voter turnout, winning 50.7 percent of a total of over 36 million ballots counted.

By Press TV


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