Islamic Republic Celebrates 44th Anniversary of Foundation
- April, 01, 2023 - 10:41
- Politics news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran is commemorating the 44th anniversary of adoption of the Islamic Republic as the country’s official governing system in a referendum that took place weeks after the victory of a popular revolution back in 1978.
The 12th day of the new Iranian year is a national holiday marking the anniversary of selection of the Islamic Republic system in Iran, which was approved by the overwhelming majority of voters in a referendum back in 1979.
Forty four years ago, the Iranian people’s call for a political system based upon Islamic values gained a momentum when more than 98 percent of the eligible voters in a two-day national referendum voted for the Islamic Republic establishment.
The Iranians’ move to opt for the Islamic Republic as the country’s political system followed less than two months after the victory of the Islamic Revolution in February 1979, which put an end to 2,500 years of monarchic rule in Iran.
The system was established in Iran in line with the popular motto of the Revolution that demanded “Independence, Freedom and the Islamic Republic” for the country.