Prominent Iranian politician, Gholam Ali Hadad Adel, running for presidency. He is a member of Principalist group known as 2+1 coalition. Besides Hadad-Adel a Member of Iran’s Parliament and Former Parliament Speaker., the coalition is made up of, Ali Akbar Velayati, a Senior Advisor to Iran’s Leader of Islamic Revolution and Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, Mayor of Tehran, They have agreed that one of these three will register for the election and the other two will support him. Hadad-Adel in a press conference told reporters what he is aiming to change if he becomes the seventh president of Iran and successor of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
He also talked about economic programs and foreign policy with more detail. He stated that he believes smaller government and that the West should honor Iran’s independence.
Among other candidates, Hassan Rohani , Iran’s former chief nuclear negotiator, who is seen close to Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, head of Iran’s expediency Council and former President announced his election bid recently . Mostafa Kavakebian, a reformist has also announced his candidacy. Registration of Candidates will take place from May 7th to 11th. The candidates include the Principalists, Reformists, independents. Around twenty candidates have announced their bid to run for presidency. After registration the candidates must be approved by Iran’s Guardian Council. Iran’s presidential election is to be held on June 14th of this year.
By Press TV
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