Leader encourages large voter turnout

Tehran, Jan 20, IRNA – Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Wednesday urged preparing the ground for large turn out of people for the upcoming February elections.
He made the remarks in a meeting with the officials in charge of holding the upcoming elections in the country.

Majlis (parliament) and Assembly of Experts elections are scheduled for February 25, 2016.

What I have always emphasized is that those who do not believe in the Islamic Republic governing system participate in the polls in support of national interests, the Leader added.

Elsewhere in his remarks, in a reference to calls by certain opposition groups who do not believe in Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Khamenei said nowhere in the word, one who does not believe in a governing system is permitted to enter the decision making circles,’ the Leader said.

Certain opposition groups who are disloyal to the Islamic Republic system have introduced representative for the February elections.

The Leader said , ‘In the upcoming elections the public should vote for one who does not betray while in power.’

Ayatollah Khamenei advised the officials in charge of holding the elections to follow the rules as the base of country’s stability.

Country’s legitimate institutions should not be insulted or weakened for their possible mistakes because if these institutions are weakened, chaos will replace stability of the country, he said.

The Leader urged all those involved in the process of elections to help large turn out of people in the polling stations, adding that they should avoid expressing pessimistic view of the elections.