High voter turnout in Majlis election shows Iranian insight: Leader

rehbar ali-khamnaiThe leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the Iranian nation will once again demonstrate its vigilance and insightfulness by participating in the second round of the parliamentary elections. “The Iranian nation will once again demonstrate its exemplary vigilance, insight and astuteness by being present at the scene,” the Leader said Wednesday, referring to the second round of Majlis elections that will be held Friday. Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks in his address to thousands of Iranian educators on the occasion of the Teachers’ Day. Ayatollah Khamenei said the Iranian nation is “insightful and incisive, knows its enemy very well and is not deceived by enemy hypocrisy and its pretense of friendship.” “In the struggle between earthly powers, the Iranian nation must always be on the scene and maintain its vigilance to defend its rights as well as that of the future generations,” the Leader added. Majlis runoff elections will begin on Friday with 130 candidates vying for the remaining 65 seats of the 290-seat legislative body. Principlists have already secured a majority in the Majlis by wining at least 180 of the 290 seats of the legislative body in the first round. The Leader praised the high voter turnout in the first round of the elections held on March 2.

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