Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday called the U.S. election a “battleground for capitalists” while speaking at a democracy forum a day after President Barack Obama was re-elected.
He said democracy has become a system where the minority rules over the majority.
“Just take a look at the situation in Europe and the U.S.,” Ahmadinejad said during the meeting’s opening day on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali. An “election, which is one of the manifestations of the people’s will, has become a battleground for the capitalists and an excuse for hasty spending.”
The price tag for the 2012 U.S. presidential campaign was the highest ever, soaring beyond $2 billion.