Reformist candidate pledges all-inclusive govt. if elected

Iranian presidential hopeful Mohammad-Reza Aref has promised to form an all-inclusive cabinet if he emerges as winner of the upcoming election.

Aref, who served as first vice president from 2001 to 2005 under former President Mohammad Khatami, said he would not limit his cabinet to a certain political circle.

The reformist candidate also added that promoting ‘resistance economy’ would top his economic agenda.

He was referring to a call on Iranian officials by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei for a mechanism to circumvent international sanctions against the country.

Aref has promised to pull out of the presidential race in favor of Khatami should the former president decided to announce candidacy.

Iran’s 11th presidential election will be held on June 14. Presidential hopefuls can register from May 7 to 11.

The president of Iran is elected for a four-year term in a national election and candidates must be vetted for qualifications by the Guardian Council.

By Press TV


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