Latest News:  
Beijing   Cloudy/Sleet    8 / 0   City Forecast

People's Daily Online>>World

Iranian leader urges nation for mass turnout in parliamentary elections


08:09, March 01, 2012

TEHRAN, Feb. 29 (Xinhua) -- The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, on Wednesday called on Iranian nation for mass turnout in the upcoming parliamentary elections.

Highlighting the significance of a large voter turnout in the parliamentary elections, the Iranian leader said that the Iranian nation will display their firm determination to enemies of the country, the local satellite Press TV reported on Wednesday.

Khamenei said the upcoming parliamentary elections would be another blow to the country's enemies, said the report.

In Friday's elections, Iran will serve another blow to the hegemonic powers, which would be even harder than that delivered on Feb. 11 during rallies marking the anniversary of the Islamic revolution, Khamenei said in an address to a crowd of visiting people in Tehran.

On Feb. 11, hundreds of thousands of Iranians celebrated the anniversary of the Islamic revolution by chanting slogans against the United States and Israel.

Iranian voters will demonstrate their determination and will power to enemies so that hegemonic powers would realize that they are doomed to failure in their efforts against the Iranian nation, Khamenei was quoted as saying on Wednesday.

Khamenei said that Friday's vote will be much more important than previous elections as enemies have invested all their remaining energy in the parliamentary elections.

In January, Khamenei asked the Iranian people to actively participate in the parliamentary elections slated for March 2, 2012, and said that the enemies of the country are trying to discourage people from taking part in the elections.

According to Press TV, over 48 million Iranian voters are eligible to cast their ballots and more than 3,400 candidates are competing for the 290 seats in the Iranian Majlis (parliament).

【1】 【2】 【3】


Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Opera Group performs in Buenos Aires

  2. Performance held to celebrate Tibetan New Year

  3. A journey in north Tibet: Qinglong Village

  4. Ceremony for spring tea picking opens in Guangxi

Most Popular


  1. West's pressure no sway on China's defense budget
  2. Manila returns to usual games of cat and mouse
  3. How should China cope with US return to Asia?
  4. China-US relations have become irreversible
  5. Safe food not just for champions and govt officials
  6. Questions facing NATO's strategic transformation
  7. US, DPRK talks offer window into new leadership
  8. Chinese people's feelings cannot be hurt
  9. US far from being model of social wealth distribution
  10. China will run short of 25 kinds of minerals by 2020

What's happening in China

China to cultivate biofuel use

  1. Microblogs help check fire hazards in Guangzhou
  2. Death toll climbs to 16 in China factory blast
  3. 138 detained in illegal fundraising crackdown
  4. Outrage over club for hunters to kill abroad
  5. Almost all air ticket agencies are illegal

PD Online Data

  1. Spring Festival
  2. Chinese ethnic odyssey
  3. Yangge in Shaanxi
  4. Gaoqiao in Northern China
  5. The drum dance in Ansai