There will be enough time to talk about the lessons we can learn from the June 17th election. However, we have only 5 days to run-off on June 24th. Ahmadinejad, a hardliner and the mayor of Tehran will compete with Hashemi Rafsanjani. Shall we vote this time? In my opinion, our participation in the run-off is even more important than last Friday's election.
Having Ahmadinejad as Iran's president for the next four years is not far from reality. If it happens, it will be the start of one of the darkest years in Iran's contemporary history.
Ahmadinejad will fully end the reform movement and any hope for Iran's peaceful transition toward democracy in near future. The reformist and even pragmatist camp will be fully banned from upcoming elections. Ahmadinejad foreign policy is also very horrifying. Iran's nuclear negotiation with Europe will soon get to a deadlock in which could make Iran facing UN sanction and possibly US invasion. Not to mention that Ahmadinejad's very back-minded agenda in running the country will drastically deteriorate Iran's economy.
One lesson from the June 17th election is the failure of boycott strategy. People's civil disobedience in order to get to democracy is just a dream. Boycotting the upcoming run-off is nothing just helping Ahamdinejad to run the country toward Fascism. Those who want other than Fascism have no choice but voting the other candidate, whoever he is.