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The history of the Iranian opposition: NCRI chooses Maryam Rajavi as its president-elect

Iranian Resistance president-elect, Maryam Rajavi
Iranian Resistance president-elect, Maryam Rajavi



Oct. 21, 2018 - On October 22, 1993, Massoud Rajavi, the leader of the Iranian Resistance, made public in a statement to the Simaya Azadi Television, a decision of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) on the transition of power to the Iranian people after the fall of the clerical regime.

According to this decision, which was taken on August 27 of the same year, members of the NCRI unanimously elected Maryam Rajavi as the President of the Republic in the transition period following the overthrow of the Islamic Republic.

A decree adopted after this vote specifies that Mrs. Rajavi would have to withdraw from all her responsibilities in the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) immediately after having occupied the post of President of the Republic.

After the overthrow of the Iranian regime, a provisional government organized by the NCRI will be responsible for transmitting power to the Iranian people

This government will have to accomplish this task at most within six months following the collapse of the mullahs’ regime.

This government will have to organize free elections by universal suffrage for the constitution of a National Constituent and Legislative Assembly which will decide the power structure and the future Constitution of the country.

Elections will then be held to elect the 1st President of the new Republic of Iran. The mandate of Maryam Rajavi's presidency will end after these elections.

"This decision is proof of the political maturity of the only democratic political alternative of the clerical regime," Massoud Rajavi said during the statement to Simaye Azadi.

"President Maryam Rajavi embodies the ideals of the majority of Iranians in their struggle for freedom, emancipation, economic development, peace and peaceful coexistence," added the leader of the Iranian Resistance.

Maryam Rajavi’s platform is a ten-point plan that calls for the establishment of a democratic and secular state, where all religions, ethnicities and genders enjoy equal rights. She is also an advocate for a nuclear-free Iran that peacefully coexists with its neighbors.

Since her election by the NCRI, Maryam Rajavi’s plan for the future of Iran has gained widespread support across the globe, especially in recent years, where the threat of the Iranian regime’s terrorism and extremism has become a well-known and acknowledged global threat.

Politicians, activists and religious leaders from all corners of the world have voiced their support for Maryam Rajavi and the NCRI as the sole alternative to the dictatorship of the mullahs and the Middle East’s best chance to find a way out of the mayhem and destruction that has been haunting it in the past decades.


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