People's Voice (Iran)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
People's Voice Coalition
ائتلاف صدای ملت
Leader Ali Motahari
Spokesperson Hamid Reza Katouzian[1]
Founded February 6, 2012 (2012-02-06)[1]
Split from United Front of Principlists[1]
Ideology Moderation[2][3]
Social conservatism[1]
Liberal legalism[1]
National affiliation Principlists[1]
Colors          Gold and Indigo[3]
Slogan
  • Persian: صدای ملت، خانه ملت‎‎ "Nation's Voice, Nation's House" (2012)
  • Persian: مجلس بهتر با مشارکت بيشتر‎‎ "A Better Parliament with Higher Turnout" (2016)[4]
Parliament
11 / 290
Tehran City Council
7 / 31

People's Voice or Nation's Voice Coalition (Persian: ائتلاف صدای ملت‎‎) is an electoral list for Iranian 2012 and 2016 legislative elections, led by Ali Motahari.

Political stance[edit]

The list was originally called "Government Critics Front" (Persian: جبهه منتقدین دولت‎‎), as their stance was against Ahmadinejad Government for 2012 election. It was later renamed as People's Voice.[1]

The group is self-proclaimed principlist, as it states in a statement published February 2012 it is "proud to be affiliated with the principlism, although we are critical of some principlists".[1] It has been described as a "a slate of moderate conservatives"[3] and "a moderate conservative tendency which includes dissident deputies campaigning on a more reformist platform, stressing the rights of the people and freedom of speech within the constitution".[2]

The group's leader, Ali Motahari believes that there are shortcomings in both principlist and reformist camps and has called for the removal of the “artificial wall” between the two.[3]

Their lists features a combination of reformist and principlist candidates.[5]

The group has been a supprter of Government of Hassan Rouhani and the nuclear talks.[5]

People's Voice posters consist of stylized pictures of constitutional MP Hassan Modarres.[4][6]

Election results[edit]

Parliament[edit]

Election Exclusive seats +/− Ref
2012
1 / 290 (0.3%)
Steady [7][a]
2016
11 / 290 (4%)
Increase 10 [8]

Tehran City Council[edit]

Election Seats +/− Ref
2013
8 / 31 (26%)
Steady [9]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ One candidate is exclusive (Ali Motahari), One is shared with Reformists Front (Alireza Mahjoub) and two are shared with both United Front of Principlists and Resistance Front of Islamic Iran lists.

References[edit]