Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Wish you luck Barack Obama

When the president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, sends a congratulation letter to the U.S. president-elect Barack Obama, it has a lot of meaning. Although president Ahmadinejad for Iranians is as 'good' as George W. Bush for Americans, but we look forward to our next presidential election. The next presidential election will be held in Iran on 12 June 2009. It will be the 10th presidential election to be held in the country and we hope a 'reformist' president will be elected.

There are two major political parties in Iran; Conservatives and Reformists. Mahmoud Ahamdinejad is from the Conservative party. People are really frustrated with his domestic and foreign policies. We look forward to a 'change' too.


Jackie said...

We shall pray for change for your country too. What a great day it was today, not just for America and Americans but all of us.

Ann said...

Interesting that Ahmadinejad lacks support. We don't see that aspect. I truly hope that Obama can live up to at least some of the promise.

USelaine said...

President Obama knows he can't create world peace alone, and I hope his wisdom inspires other leaders to look for better solutions.

You witnessed a historic transformation of US government today. I hope you had time to see it.

Kris said...

Wise words, and I hope that you're right!

Kim said...

Meead, thank you for explaining President Ahmadinejad's position withing the Iranian political structure for us. Here in the US, our presidential election process is so long compared with some other countries like England and Canada where it seems things can change in just a couple of months if a leader looses the confidence and support of the majority. How does it work in Iran? Has the Reformist party chosen a candidate? It sounds like Iranian presidential elections are on a schedule similar to the US rather than like in parliamentary governments where an election can be called at any time. Thank you for this information my friend.

I was glad to see your DC photos. It is wonderful that you can get a feel for several areas of the US while you are studying here. DC and east coast have a very different energy level than the west coast. Very fast paced.

Having just been there, I bet it was easy for you to imagine the full scale of the inaugural events back there. What were your impressions and how did your international classmates react to this day? Thanks again,
Seattle Daily Photo

Abid said...

Are you against the religious govermnet?

Sally said...

Interesting post. It was a huge day indeed. One Sydney-sider celebrates Barack Obama’s inauguration by tinkling the ivories