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Iran's Mousavi says obvious violations in Iran's presidential election

IN a statement released today on Iran's reformist candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi's website, he protested "strongly" to the "obvious" violations in Iran's presidential elections.

He protested to "the current process of and obvious and numerous violations and irregularities in the election day" and warned that "he will not surrender to such a dangerous show."

He asked the Iranian people "to remain in the scene" and pointed out that, "such an injustice will cause the removal of the legitimacy" and "in case the result is not changed the people will not condescend to the president."

"The result of what I see from such a performance of dishonest people is shaking the pillars of the sacred system of Islamic Republic (of Iran) and the rule of deception and dictatorship."

"I ask the (Iranian) officials to stop such a process before itis late," the statement said.

Iranian incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is heading for victory in the 10th presidential election, according to the information of Iran's Interior Ministry today.

After 38 million of the ballots, or 98 percent have been counted, Ahmadinejad has gained 64.77 percent of the votes while reformist candidate former Prime Minister Mir-Hossein Mousavi has gained 32.25 percent.

Former Revolutionary Guards chief Mohsen Rezaei and former Parliament Speaker Mehdi Karroubi have gained 2.07 percent and 0. 88 percent respectively.

There are 46.2 million eligible voters for this year's presidential election and the voter turnout for the election was expected to exceed 80 percent.


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