The plan calls for five to eight clerics DIRECTLY ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE for a LIMITED PERIOD OF TIME and
representing religious pluralism would replace the present absolute monarch–an unelected Supreme
Leader for life. Everyone in Iran can see clearly that Khameni–answerable at present only to an Assembly of “Experts” which he personally stacked much as he rigged the election–has misused his lifetime tenure to thwart reform and, by horrifically brutal means, to compel all Iranians to live according to his ultraconservative and self-servinginterpretation of Islam. Under Khamenei individuals have no rights whatsoever and no free press or criticism is tolerated.
Via the internet Moussavi has called for: a reform of
the electoral law, press freedom, the licensing of private radio and
television stations, a law prohibiting the military to intervene in
economics and politics, the release of political prisoners and the
penalisation of atrocities in the prisons. In Tehran, it is said that
along with this minimum catalogue subject-specific sections have begun
“with the preparations for a new government”. Members of the current
administration as well as Iranians living abroad are said to be
involved in these groups.
Sustained pressure and a progressive wearing down of Ahmadinejad’s
regime could force him to resign over the medium term, that is the
hope. Mousavi does not insist in replacing him. To gain time for the
elucidation of the population, an intermediate solution might be
necessary. This could look like this: Ahmadinejad resigns in favour of
the Tehran mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf. The moderate, popular
conservative had recognized the width of the People’s Movement in June,
when he estimated the demonstrators to be in the three millions.
n the case Mousavi and Karroubi are arrested, the leadership of the
Green movement would automatically be taken over abroad. Soon a
statement will be released in Tehran, saying a five‐member committee in
the diaspora ‐ the names are not disclosed ‐ is authorized to replace
the leadership in case needed. The symbolic gesture says a lot in a
country where the fear of foreign agents is almost obsessive. And
Mousavi signals the regime: Look out! If you arrested me, you obstruct
the peaceful path to change.
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