Comrades peasants, consider our manifesto, our appeal, issued by the deputies of the peasants to the peasants of all the nations of Russia. Make known our appeal in every village and in every cottage; discuss it at every meeting and village assembly and in every peasant institutio, without exception; and in the localities make your own firm and unshakable decisions. For it is on your decisions, on the decisions of the majority of the people [I have added the italics.], the decisions of the peasants themselves, that the fate of our native land mostly depends. V. I. Lenin Selected Works, Volume 6: From the Bourgeois Revolution to the Proletarian Revolution (1917); New York: International Publishers, pages 431-432 .
Ayatollah Khamenei emphasized that the Islamic Republic has been founded on the Islamic principle of human dignity and popular consensus
The revered Leader went on to underscore the point that the vote of the people plays a key role in Iran in light of such Islamic perspective.
“And for this reason the election in the Islamic Republic is a real issue,” the Leader added.
Ayatollah Khamenei also noted that unlike the self-styled democracies of the West, gangs of power and wealth do not influence decision-making on behalf of the Iranian people.
In the Islamic republic, people themselves make decision and of course, in some cases, the decision may be wrong, but since it is the people's choice, one must submit to it, the Leader added.
Ayatollah Khamenei stressed that election campaigns in Iran take place within the framework of the Islamic establishment and anyone who infringes on such framework, that person is in violation of the regulations.
The Leader said those who have refused to accept the majority vote are no longer eligible to remain within the Islamic establishment.
“Those who refuse to obey the law and accept the will of the majority and attempt to portray such high point as the heroic 40-million-strong voter turnout in the election as a weakness, they, in effect, lose the eligible to maintain a presence within the Islamic establishment, as they have lost it,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.
Presstv: Leader: Islamic Iran roused Muslims, menaced powers, Thu, 25 Feb 2010 17:11:53GMT
This is an significant quote coming from the leader of the Iranian people. It demonstrates responsibility. It is a statement worthy of a communist, a scientist of the people's development. All power to the council of experts. May they lead the Iranian people wisely according to the laws of nature./God.Here is another quote from Lenin:
"Therefore let the toilers remain confident and resolute! Our Party, the party of the Soviet majority, stands solid and united in defence of their interests, and as heretofore, at the back of our party stand the millions of the workers in the cities, the soldiers in the trenches and the peasants in the villages, resolved at all costs to bring about the triumph of peace and the triumph of socialism! V. I. Lenin, Selected Works, Volume 6...New York: International Publishers, page 417.