This should be a popularity test of the regime, and it did not disappoint. Nearly 64% of Iranian voters turned out Friday to elect members of their Islamic Assembly, organizedfor the first vote since the controversial election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as presidentin June 2009, which caused unprecedented protests across the country . "The overwhelming vote of 30 million Iranians gives a great slap in the face dirty and hateful of the West," said the day after the election the government daily Iran, in an allusion to political, economic and military country Western - including Israel - against Tehran'scontroversial nuclear program. In comparison, the last parliamentary elections held in 2008, had gathered that 55.4% of Iranians.
"The Iranian regime has won his bid to encourage a high turnout for the parliamentary elections," said one knowledgeable observer of Iranian politics. This is because many weeks as the country's media are in abundance on the fiber of the nationalist populationin order to show the "strength and resolve of the Iranian people face sanctions andthreats of strikes." Another challenge for the Islamic Republic, overcoming the announcement of the boycott by the opposition reformist "green", excluded from theIranian political life since June 2009, who called Friday's election "a comedy" election.