While Iran’s fraudulent presidential election won’t take place until 18 June, it’s widely assumed that the current judiciary chief, Ebrahim Raisi, will be the fundamentalists’ next president.
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), reported that the Iranian regime and international powers held their fifth round of informal discussions in Vienna, with the goal of reviving the 2015 nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA.
Last month, hundreds of dissidents and activists signed an open letter urging voters to boycott the elections. They demanded the supreme leader be immediately dismissed, free and fair elections, and that the religious theocracy is replaced with a secular democratic constitution.
Recently, workers from different sectors of society have been marching in a call for their rights. Iran’s current financial collapse has left 90% of the population in deep poverty and misery. As the crisis worsens workers are also unable to afford the most basic necessities and are forced to protest.
High-ranking current and former Iranian officials acknowledge that the regime is facing a slew of crises that could easily collapse the mullahs, much like the Shah was deposed in 1979.
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), reported that while the Iranian dictatorship has forced Iranians into misery and suffering by stealing public wealth and wasting public assets on malicious projects, it seeks to go deeper into people’s pockets on a routine basis under various pretexts to steal what little they have left.
The upcoming boycott campaign seems to be as successful as the one during the regime’s rigged parliamentary elections in February 2020. The People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)‘s primary constituent group, has continuously urged Iranians to refuse to vote in any election as a protest against the lack of genuine alternatives to the theocratic system.