Leader's guidelines on election ethics released
2 Apr 2012 12:48
The Islamic Revolution Publication Institute has published a book containing guidelines by the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei on dos and don'ts in elections.
IBNA: The book contains a selection of the leader's statements on dos and don'ts of elections since his election as the leader of Iran succeeding Imam Khomeini in 1989.
The book is arranged in four chapters: Duties of different groups and parties, choosing the fittest, recommendations, and warnings.
Based on the book, the leader asserts that for one to be fit for elections, they should have faith in the Islamic system and principles, the revolution and Imam Khomeini.
He advises election candidates to look at the elections as a divine assignment and test and regard it as a means for the country's growth.
A part of the warnings section of the book reads as follows: "The election campaigns must be pursued based on manners. All parties should refrain from libels and derogations against each other whether in their writings or other media they have access to. Those who revere the Islamic Republic and its values should take a lot of care in their actions right from the beginning. Clinging to strategies like baseless abuse and disclosures, impeding others' progress, and using dirty language when addressing other candidates are against election manners and should be strongly avoided."
The book is compiled by Ali Mohammad Savizi and is published by the Islamic Revolution Publication Institute.