Wednesday, May 25, 2005

More not-voters have impact - in Iran

Hah. I knew those guys in Iraq were onto something. Pro-active Iranian not-voters have done something that several decades of apathy could never achieve.
Iran's powerful religious watchdog, the Guardian Council, yesterday reversed its exclusion of two reformist candidates from presidential elections on June 17, defusing a row that had sparked calls for a boycott of the vote...

The move followed threats of a poll boycott by reformists furious at the decision by the council, an unelected body of conservative clerics and judges, to disqualify all but six of 1014 aspiring candidates, including 89 women. more

Moral of the story - if you are not going to vote, make sure everyone knows why.

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