By: Mir M.Hosseini
The seventh parliament elections took place in an atmosphere of mistrust caused by many reformist candidates' disqualification from entering the elections. Thus, the outcome of these elections were prejudiced when on February 23, the ministry of Interior affairs announced the results. Allegations of election rigging undermined the legitimacy of the regime opening to debate the concept of republic and the true function of public in it. Throughout the years, under great pressure from outside world specially the industrial countries, and after colorful revolutions in ex Soviet states such as Ukraine, Iranians had to adopt a suspicious instance towards terms like democracy.