[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM Persian]

 

[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets.]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]

 

[Newspaper:] Kayhan

[Date:] 20 Ordibehesht 1358 [10 May 1979]

[Issue No.:] 10703

 

The Bill for Establishment of the Councils Was Delivered to Government by Ayatollah Taleghani

Today the suggested bill of His Holiness Ayatollah Taleghani for the establishment of the Councils was proposed to the government in order to arrange for its implementation.…

…According to the proposed bill, the governors general are to be appointed or removed by the Provincial Councils and Ministry of the Interior. Culture, education, health, work, technology and agriculture are matters related to the duties of the Councils.

The election of the Councils will be carried out regardless of religious, racial and linguistic distinctions. The members of the Councils should not be younger than 25 years old…

…Article 3 - The election of the Councils will be carried out regardless of religious, racial and linguistic distinctions and all the local residents have the right to participate in it. Resident means a person who is residing in the area at least six months prior to the commencement of the electoral process.