Regime Change Iran has a very interesting report today of a recent poll in Iran.
The PeopleÂ’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) said in a press release that a survey of 1,730 adults eligible to vote showed that 92 percent of voters intend to boycott the elections. The survey was based on interviews conducted between May 27 and May 30, 2005.
The regime fears a turnout less than 40% will lead the world to consider the election illegitimate. They do not want to see an Iranian version of what occurred in the Ukraine.
It looks like the Regimes fears could come to fruition… and hopefully for the rest of the world and for all Iranians, they do. This action by the Iranian people should not be underestimated. The Iranian regime has access to a wide range of military and para-military forces that could and likely would be used to crush any massive uprising. But given the almost unanimous discontent with the regime, it is likely that at least some elements of those military forces will side with the population.
There have been ongoing protests, largely by students (the 18-35 age group is by far the largest and most progressive in Iran) but so far they have been largely contained to University grounds.
The Election happens next week on June 8.
Keep an eye on Iran.