Skip to comments.Is Ahmadinejad the Last Iranian President?
Posted on 11/01/2011 9:05:39 PM PDT by Just4Him
Mohammad Dehghan, a member of the Iranian parliaments leadership board, announced that it is possible there will be no presidential election in 2013, which would significantly alter Irans political structure. He made these comments in response to the Supreme Leaders recent statement about a potential shift from an executive presidency to a parliamentary system of government.
In mid-October, Irans Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei spoke about the governments decision in 1989 to abolish the position of the Prime Minister and how the possibility of altering the current structure of the executive branch still exists.
During his visit to Kermanshah, a western Iranian province, Khamenei announced, in the countrys current political system there is a president who is directly elected by the people. This is a good and an effective method. However, if someday in the distant future, it is decided that the parliamentary system is a better way to elect the head of the executive branch, there is nothing wrong with changing the current mechanism.
The Supreme Leaders statements have sparked an intense debate among various political figures in Iran. The time table, feasibility of the plan, and its potential implications are topics of intense discussion and a cause of concern for many Iranian policy makers.
According to BBC Persian, on October 29, Mohammad Dehghan stated that the timing of this decision depends on the Supreme Leaders opinion. He added, after the 9th parliamentary elections in 2012, if the Supreme Leader declares that the constitution must be reviewed, we could do so, and finish the job by holding a referendum.
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Maybe the litle lemur is, but he is close to invoking “the law of unintended consequences”..