Sunnis’ voting for President Raisi and Continuum Criticism

Sunnis’ voting for President Raisi and Continuum Criticism

More than 100 days after President Raisi’s presidency, in which most official positions have been distributed, Iran’s Sunnis, who played a key role in the election that led to the president Raisi’s victory, are still barred from high official and bureaucratic posts.

Actually, president Raisi owes his victory to the Sunnis who voted for him and he won the election. Unfortunately, president Raisi’s administration has failed to keep its promises to the Sunni community of Iran. Such a failure led some Sunni citizens and political activists to think that they were once again deceived with baseless promises of politicians.

With the appointment of a Shiite provincial governor in Kurdistan province by the Raisi’s administration, while a Sunni governor was supposed to be appointed over there, but it didn’t happen, the people of Kurdistan realized that everything in the country is going on as usual as the past.

In fact, the Sunnis’ participation in the last presidential election and their support for the president Raisi was a wise step, because the fundamentalists and the hard core of the power have criticized them for they supported the reformists in the previous elections, while the reformists could not meet the demands of the Iranian Sunni community.

In the recent election, the situation was in such a way that the Sunnis experienced a U-turn from the reformists to the fundamentalists to bring a huge change. The fundamentalists had been asking the Sunni leaders to trust them and vote for them for at least in one election to see the result. Therefore, the Sunnis trusted the fundamentalists and voted for them.

Imagine! What would have happened if the [vulnerable] Sunnis had not participated in the election or if they had not voted for the fundamentalist wing? The same critics of the political shift would have taken pen to criticize why you did not vote for the victorious candidate for the sake of Sunnis’ interests, so that we now have a Sunni deputy minister, a provincial governor, etc.?!

People voted for the fundamentalists and payed their debt to them, so if the fundamentalists fail to meet the demands of the people, they should no longer claim to solve the people’s problems.

So far, it has become clear that the ruling Shiite ideology of the country – whether fundamentalist or reformist – is unwilling to involve the Sunni merits in the country’s top management and centers of power and decision-making, except to a very small extent.

It should be said that a small number of those Sunnis who enter the parliament, pass the toughest filters and mostly qualified people are announced disqualified.

Any way, if the current government fails to meet the demands of the Sunnis, God will help us and the next elections are coming.


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