At least I let them think there was an election, says Ahmadinejad

author avatar by 14 years ago

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has defended his re-election as Iran’s president, by insisting that at least he gave the Iranian people the impression they were actually voting.

Thousands or Iran’s least gullible citizens have protested against Ahmadinejad saying the result was ‘fixed’, leading to violent clashes with police.

Iranian sources say the re-elected president is surprised at the protests.

“They should be grateful,” said Ahmadinejad.

“I gave serious consideration to just taking power again, but at least this way everyone had a nice day out at the polls.”

“Everyone got to have their say before we decided I’d win again, so what’s the problem?”


As political commentators called for an investigation into the alleged election tampering, Ahmadinejad was steadfast in his opposition of such a move.

“Let us be clear, we could have just take power again, but we have followed Western protocol by allowing everyone to have a free vote.”

“Perhaps in years to come we might even bother counting these votes, but I think for now this is enough.”

“But what does it matter, we all do whatever the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says anyway.”