Guardian Council ready to recount 10% of votes

June 21, 2009 - 0:0

TEHRAN -- The Guardian Council is ready to randomly recount 10 percent of the ballot boxes from the presidential election, GC spokesman Abbas Ali Kadkhodaii said on Saturday.

Defeated presidential candidates Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Mahdi Karroubi have made allegations of election fraud.
The candidates’ representatives will be allowed to observe the recounting process, Kadkhodaii added.
The GC called for the recount of votes to increase the confidence of the candidates and their supporters in the outcome of the June 12 election, Kadkhodaii added.
The Guardian Council invited defeated presidential candidates Mir-Hossein Mousavi Mahdi Karroubi, and Mohsen Rezaii to attend its emergency session on Saturday to discuss their complaints about the election results.
However, only Mohsen Rezaii attended the meeting.
Khadkhodaii said Rezaii told the participants of the meeting that only the GC is authorized to examine the complaints and make a decision about them and that every matter must be pursued through legal channels.
Khadkhodaii stated that the candidates’ previous complaints have already been examined, but the GC decided that some of the complaints should be reexamined more carefully.