President Mohammad Khatami stressed in Tehran on
Friday the need to prepare grounds for the people's massive turnout in
the upcoming parliamentary elections, IRNA reported.
In a meeting with the coordination council of the Second of
Khordad groups, Khatami reviewed the very sensitive domestic and
foreign issues and said the active presence of people in the upcoming
parliamentary elections will defuse all threats and would be
considered as a moral backing for materialization of their
Khatami called on the Second of Khordad political groups to
be united and embark on a very close cooperation in meeting people's
The Second of Khordad movement has acted in line with religious
yardsticks defined by the late Supreme Leader of the Islamic
Revolution, Imam Khomeini, he said.
Majlis Speaker Mehdi Karroubi who was present in the meeting, also
called for a massive turnout by all groups in the upcoming
He said a democratic system in the framework of the Islamic
Republic defined by the late Imam Khomeini to respect people's
dignity and honor is what the Second of Khordad groups are seeking.
The 6th Majlis (Parliament) has attained remarkable achievements
in the political and economic arenas, he pointed out.
Karroubi called on all political parties to raise hope among
people and foil the efforts of enemies who seek to disappoint them.
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