It is stipulated that once the Council of Guardians approves it, the bill will immediately be implemented. In an unusual move, the Majlis has made this law retroactive and it will affect the by-elections of March 13.
The decision by Majlis is in reaction to the widespread boycott of the by-elections last week. Fearing even a more extensive boycott of the second round of the sham by-elections, and to thwart a worse political scandal, the regime ratified this bill.
The boycott of the by-elections is another sign of the extreme isolation of the mullahs' illegitimate regime among the people of Iran and even among its own loyal forces.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
March 19, 1998