Wednesday, 12 June 2013
INU – Following election engineering via the Guardian Council and the disqualification of Rafsanjani, Ali Khamenei is facing the serious problem of an election boycott even within the regime’s own groups and supporters. This is while he needs to announce a high turnout in the election. This is after a few months ago that mullah Ali Saeedi, Khamenei’s representative in the IRGC, announced that 65 percent of people would participate in the election!
Other stages of election engineering that are being designed and implemented include creating a propaganda atmosphere in which high participation in the election is advertised (with the concurrence of the municipal election), and then an astronomical rise in the number of election participants in the vote assembly and counting rooms.
Inside the election engineering groups, there is also the issue that if Hassan Rowhani and Mohammad Reza Aref form a coalition (with Rowhani being put forward as their candidate) and Rafsanjani and Khatami support them, then they would face the threat of Rowhani being elected.
In this case, similarly to the 2009 election, they have to prevent him from emerging victorious from the ballot box.
They argue that if that happened, a repeat of the 2009 uprising may occur, and that it is essential that is does not. The repressive organs are preparing and planning for this case using psychological and media warfare.