Sistani Calls on Voters to 'Choose Wisely'

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.

Months ago, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani began to guide the Iraqi public through statements regularly issued by him or his office, focusing on the need to fix the current situation.

Sistani's guidance is going even further as the elections approach, by providing details and extended visions about the essential criteria that candidates must have to properly represent the Iraqi people, thus preparing them to be knowledgeable and insightful regarding the coming elections.

On Feb. 24, Sistani issued a statement calling on voters to "choose wisely" so as not to have regrets later, and asked them to differentiate between the good and the bad.

In his latest position, the official representative for Sistani, Sheikh Abdul Mahdi al-Karbalai, in a sermon on April 4 called for comprehensive change, which would be brought about by voters making the right decision in the coming elections.

3 Responses to Sistani Calls on Voters to 'Choose Wisely'

  1. Marcos 21st April 2014 at 03:51 #

    What Sistani is saying right, why have the Iraq people vote for Al-maliki, he has not got any improvement for Iraq through security or by economic growth

  2. Mohammed hassan 21st April 2014 at 19:37 #

    Give me an alternative quality leader?

  3. Ali 24th April 2014 at 12:25 #

    Dear Editor,
    This gentleman is an Iranian "God bless him". If he want to give an advice he should give his holy advice to his country men and women.