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JCC: Iran Presidential Elections (2009)

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A heated campaign is going on between reformist candidate Mr. Hussein Mousavi and incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The aim is the elections June 12, 2009. Now, it’s time for Iranians to vote in the presidential election. The reformist propaganda has been going on television or through internet, mostly in social media. With the censoring policy of current Ahmadinejad government, will the opposition have a chance to manifest itself or will it fail to resist against oppressions of a government’s struggle to maintain its current president? In Iran, 2009, all the papers running on behalf of opposition, media channels are on the verge of being closed and suppressed, the television channels are state-run, and even novels can be banned because of political purposes. The events have collected international attention and concern about the Iranian government’s disregard for human rights and basic civil liberties, because of restrictions on journalists, disruptions of mobile phone networks, inaccessibility to some internet sites, mass arrests and clashes between civilian protestors and Basij forces. However, there is a huge support to reformists from people of Islamic Republic of Iran. A new era after the Iranian Revolution can be forecast if the Reformists win the victory. With the theme of KUMUN’18, democracy in crisis, in JCC: Iran Presidential Elections Committee; it’s time for democracy to glaze even in the darkest of times and people’s will to acquire sovereignty.

Under-Secretary-General responsible:  Serra Çetinel- Ceren Hapoğlu

Assistant Under-Secretary-General responsible: Sude Zeynep Karataş

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