Women comprise 50% of the council’s members. Five organizations are also members of the NCRI, including the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran, the largest and most popular resistance group inside Iran.
Six-month provisional government
The provisional government will be in power for only six months and its main responsibility is to hold free and fair elections for a National Legislative and Constituent Assembly and to transfer power to the representatives of the people of Iran.
Addressing a rally of 15,000 Iranians in Dortmund, Germany, on June 16, 1995, Mrs. Rajavi announced her Charter of Fundamental Freedoms for future Iran. In June 1996, Mrs Rajavi addressed some 25,000 Iranians at London’s Earls Court.
The Council noted that brightening prospects for overthrow of the regime necessitate ever-greater national solidarity among Iranians; a fact that prompted the NCRI to ratify the formation of the Front.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi described the Front as "a reflection of the most profound democratic yearnings of all the people of Iran, regardless of ideology, belief, religion and ethnicity that transcends all partisan and political interests." She said the Front "embodies the unshakable resolve of the Iranian people to overthrow the mullahs' inhuman regime."
During the last twenty years, the NCRI has enjoyed widespread support among political circles the world over. Several thousand members of parliaments, political leaders and party officials in Europe and the United States have supported the NCRI as a viable and democratic alternative against the mullahs' dictatorship in Iran.
The majority of members of the US Congress and the parliaments of Great Britain, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg, Sweden, Norway, the European Parliament and numerous Danish, French, German, Dutch and Swiss parliamentarians declare their support for the NCRI and its President-elect.
June 2004: 41 members (majority) of the Belgian senate urge the European Union to remove the name of Iran's principal opposition movement, the People's Mojahedin of Iran, from the terrorism list.
April 2004: More than 120 members of the European Parliament publish a declaration condemning the "deterioration" of the human rights situation in Iran, urging the EU to remove the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran from the list of terrorist groups.
March 2004: 318 members of the Italian Parliament reiterate that the People's Mojahedin of Iran "represents the most important threat to the mullahs' regime and are the most serious obstacle in the way of establishing a religious dictatorship in Iraq by the Tehran regime."
January 2004: 305 members of the British Parliament urge the removal of the name of the Mojahedin from the European Union's terrorism list and oppose the expulsion of the PMOI from Iraq.
July 2002: 453 members of both houses of the British Parliament: "The right of the Iranian people to oppose those who terrorize them must be respected…The National Council of Resistance of Iran, the coalition which leads the campaign for a democratic, secular and pluralist government, challenges this internal terrorism."
June 2002: The majority of members of the parliament of Luxembourg: "We support the objectives of the National Council of Resistance of Iran for a democratic and secular government."
March 2002: The majority of members of the Italian Parliament: "The struggle of the Mojahedin has been recognized by thousands of parliamentarians the world over as the "anti-thesis of fundamentalism and terrorism". This is a legitimate resistance which has opened new perspectives for a fundamental change towards democracy in Iran."
March 2002: The majority of members of the Belgian Parliament: "Islamic fundamentalism, whose heart beats in Tehran, is the principal threat to the world peace… Supporting the democratic goals of the National Council of Resistance of Iran leads to peace and tranquility in the region and to respect of human rights in Iran."
in the United States of America:
August 2001: 32 American senators: "US policy should reach out to those working to establish a democratic and pluralistic system in the country. In this context, support for the democratic goals of the National Council of Resistance of Iran and its President-elect, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, whose objectives are supported by the majority of Iranians, can contribute to peace, human rights and regional stability."
October 2000: 228 members of the US House of Representatives: "It is only our support for the Iranian people's aspirations for fundamental change and the democratic goals of the National Council of Resistance, that can contribute to the promotion of peace, human rights and stability in this part of the world."
July 1992: 219 members the US House of Representatives: " This Resistance is the solution to the phenomenon of fanatic fundamentalism. We are convinced that support for the National Council of Resistance will contribute to the achievement of peace and stability for all the countries of the region."