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Old 13.06.2013, 23:56
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Iran's Presidential Election 2013: Where Iranian-Swiss Can Cast Their Vote

*** Iran's Presidential Election 2013 ***

Friday, July 14th, 2013



Where to vote in Switzerland


Called Iranian embassy this morning to ask where Iranians can go to cast their ballots in Switzerland.

There are 3 polling places in Berne, Zurich and Geneva:

Zurich: just across S-Bahnhof Schlieren

Vereinigung der Islamischen Organisationen
c/o Kulturzentrum der bosnischen Gemeinschaft Zürichs
Grabenstrasse 7
8952 Schlieren ZH


Geneva: opposite to hôtel InterContinental

Mission permanente de la République Islamique d'Iran auprès de l’ONU
28, chemin du Petit-Saconnex
1209 Genève


Berne: near Thunplatz

Botschaft der Islamischen Republik Iran
Thunstrasse 68
3006 Bern


The three polling locations will be open from 8 AM to 6 PM.

Minimum age for voting: 18

Don't forget to bring your shenasnamé or your valid Iranian passport



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Old 13.06.2013, 23:59
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Re: Iran's Presidential Election 2013: Where Iranian-Swiss Can Cast Their Vote

they have election?
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Old 14.06.2013, 00:05
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they have election?
Indeed they do!
Some people question whether they count the votes accurately

Last Iran presidential election some voting was so popular that a number of polling stations reported over 100% of eligible people voted.

Reminds me of the Irish saying; "vote early, vote often!"
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Indeed they do!
Some people question whether they count the votes accurately

Last Iran presidential election some voting was so popular that a number of polling stations reported over 100% of eligible people voted.

Reminds me of the Irish saying; "vote early, vote often!"
I recently looked through the list of candidates they have. I would say that it is a number of really interesting chaps
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they have election?
the government is so supportive that they will actually do the voting for you.
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*** Iran's Presidential Election 2013 ***

Friday, July 14th, 2013


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As a serious comment in this case....why bother? All candidates have to be approved by the theocracy so there is no real choice.
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Re: Iran's Presidential Election 2013: Where Iranian-Swiss Can Cast Their Vote

You had to post this!

Now I have to do it.. the problem is that all the people running are idiots, I would have to cover my hair to do it (and wear a stupid coat) and quite frankly, it's going to be stolen anyway... errr... decisions, decisions.
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I recently looked through the list of candidates they have. I would say that it is a number of really interesting chaps
They're all religious muslim men that believe in the koran. (Read it before telling me it's reasonable.)

While the last election had the same idiots, I at least had the hope of getting rid of the douche that has been sitting in office making a bigger idiot of the country while claiming there are no gay people in Iran and that Israel should be removed from maps.
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*** Iran's Presidential Election 2013 ***

Friday, July 14th, 2013



Where to vote in Switzerland


Called Iranian embassy this morning to ask where Iranians can go to cast their ballots in Switzerland.

There are 3 polling places in Berne, Zurich and Geneva:

Zurich: just across S-Bahnhof Schlieren

Vereinigung der Islamischen Organisationen
c/o Kulturzentrum der bosnischen Gemeinschaft Zürichs
Grabenstrasse 7
8952 Schlieren ZH


Geneva: opposite to hôtel InterContinental

Mission permanente de la République Islamique d'Iran auprès de l’ONU
28, chemin du Petit-Saconnex
1209 Genève


Berne: near Thunplatz

Botschaft der Islamischen Republik Iran
Thunstrasse 68
3006 Bern


The three polling locations will be open from 8 AM to 6 PM.

Minimum age for voting: 18

Don't forget to bring your shenasnamé or your valid Iranian passport



Damn you made me vote again. Hope it is not going to end up as the previous election.
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Damn you made me vote again. Hope it is not going to end up as the previous election.
I'm voting for the fictional candidate.

But if I have to wear a hijab and a coat to do this, I have to spend the weekend eating bacon in a bikini.
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*** Iran's Presidential Election 2013 ***

Friday, July 14th, 2013


Where to vote in Switzerland



uh this is a tough call, but what is this "voting fever" coming and perishing every 4 years? has anyone seen any changes in iran? specially any good changes? specially recently?
those who vote, only give a media coverage for those who run this show.
THINKING or even HOPING that the next president will come and make a change or reform is absurd. what reform can be done based on the current constitution?
how should we begin to believe that we are given the righteously filtered candidates to choose from? any woman amongst the candidates? ... I was just joking and hoping
maybe sometimes between bad and worse, we better pick nothing at all! sometimes silence speaks louder than words. and maybe this is our case today.
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Old 14.06.2013, 12:48
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Re: Iran's Presidential Election 2013: Where Iranian-Swiss Can Cast Their Vote

Is putting the wrong date on the original post a ploy to get expat-Iranians not to vote?
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I'm voting for the fictional candidate.

But if I have to wear a hijab and a coat to do this, I have to spend the weekend eating bacon in a bikini.
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Is putting the wrong date on the original post a ploy to get expat-Iranians not to vote?

ERRATUM


Should read: Friday, June 14th, 2013





Did someone hack my original post or was it a distraction-induced error True Persians know that we are voting today and not on Bastille Day which this year falls on a Sunday.

Sorry about that and thumb up to Tom1234...
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Old 14.06.2013, 14:40
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the government is so supportive that they will actually do the voting for you.
& if you did actually vote yourself then they will even correct your vote for you if you voted for the wrong candidate.
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Should read: Friday, June 14th, 2013





Did someone hack my original post or was it a distraction-induced error True Persians know that we are voting today and not on Bastille Day which this year falls on a Sunday.

Sorry about that and thumb up to Tom1234...
True Iranians wouldn't vote in a sham election unless they spoil their ballots.

Also, keep in mind it's a write-in and your fingerprints must be visible on the ballot.
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Re: Iran's Presidential Election 2013: Where Iranian-Swiss Can Cast Their Vote

From the Guardian today
"It has taken them seven hours (tonight) to count 800,000 votes while four years ago they counted almost 30 million votes in few hours," one Iranian living in Tehran said via online chat on Facebook. "It might be a good sign that actually this time they're really counting."

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"The moderate Iranian cleric Hassan Rouhani has taken a strong lead in the initial results of Iran's presidential election, threatening to win a simple majority and avoid a second-round runoff."

"Rouhani's nearest rival was the conservative Tehran mayor, Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, a long way behind with 16.7%"

So will Rouhani succeed or will they suddenly find a trove of anti-Rouhani votes?
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As a serious comment in this case....why bother? All candidates have to be approved by the theocracy so there is no real choice.

THis is wrong. The candidates differ vastly.

One point is to be taken in mind and that is that they have to vote for somebody to care for the insterests of Iran, and not for somebody to please somebody on this planet. There are some positions on which, also the new President cannot compromise in any way.

And a word in favour of Mr Ahmedinejad. During his reign, Iran advanced, Iran was more stable than in decades, and Iran was NOT involved into ANY military conflict
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Old 15.06.2013, 18:31
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From the Guardian today
"It has taken them seven hours (tonight) to count 800,000 votes while four years ago they counted almost 30 million votes in few hours," one Iranian living in Tehran said via online chat on Facebook. "It might be a good sign that actually this time they're really counting."

&

"The moderate Iranian cleric Hassan Rouhani has taken a strong lead in the initial results of Iran's presidential election, threatening to win a simple majority and avoid a second-round runoff."

"Rouhani's nearest rival was the conservative Tehran mayor, Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, a long way behind with 16.7%"

So will Rouhani succeed or will they suddenly find a trove of anti-Rouhani votes?
Rouhani is declared the winner; cor! who would have thought it.

Let us hope he moves Iran along a more moderate path & is allowed to keep his pre-election promises.
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Rouhani is declared the winner; cor! who would have thought it.

Let us hope he moves Iran along a more moderate path & is allowed to keep his pre-election promises.
just wanted to say thanks Marton and fingers crossed!
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