IRNA cites Ahmadinejad saying that the Iranian
elections were held in "utter freedom, whilst in other countries, up to 96
percent of elections are pre-determined."
He added that in the June elections, Iranian people have demonstrated the level of "Iranian democracy is such that the candidates were even allowed to question the foundations of the system."
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's remarks were said in the shadow of continued arrest of protesters all across the country as well as death and long prison-term sentences being handed to post-election protesters.
Maintaining that Western democracy has reached its zenith, he claimed that "this is the best opportunity for our nation to introduce our culture, literature and thinking to the world."
Following the June presidential elections, the candidates disputed the victory of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claiming that the ballot was rigged. Mass protests all across the country took shape demanding justice. The government has ignored the call of the public and cracked down on protesters with violence and continued arrests. Two presidential candidates have challenged the legitimacy of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's government and vowed to continue a legal battle against it.
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