Monday, June 15, 2009

Recount 2009: Iran!

In what is most likely a superficial, but encouraging sign, the Supreme Leader of Iran (the one who actually holds all the power) has ordered a recount and investigation into the election:
TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) -- Iran said said Monday it will probe allegations presidential elections were marred by ballot rigging as it sought to stem a third day of chaos following hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's declared election victory.

The country's government-funded Press TV reported that Iran's Guardian Council -- a body of top clerics and judges -- will investigate reformist opposition leader Mir Hossein Moussavi's claims.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has given his blessing to the outcome of the election, assured Moussavi of the Council's investigation in a meeting Sunday, Press TV said.

Meanwhile, Moussavi was expected to ask followers to call off the spontaneous demonstrations and appeal for calm, sources told CNN.

While I have a feeling this is just superficial in hopes of getting rid of the street riots, I do hope that they will take it seriously. I am not happy with the idea that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may again be president of Iran, the people's voice needs to be heard.