25 days to the presidential vote, election stories are as follows: Iran electoral watchdog’s hint at Rafsanjani’s disqualification; Iran MP’s reaction to the rumours of Rafsanjani’s rejection; withdrawal of 3 presidential hopefuls of presidential race; coalition of 3’s disapproval of Hashemi’s views; Safar Harandi’s remarks on Rafsanjani’s major role in turning reformists back to power; and Presidential hopeful criticizing three previous administrations due to revolutionaries’ destruction
Iran’s electoral watchdog Abbas-Ali Kadkhodaei has stated that the Guardian Council would bar physically feeble candidates from running for president, in an apparent hint that it could disqualify 78-year-old former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani from the race, Mehr reported.
According to Jamejam online, Ali Motahari, a conservative Member of Parliament has reacted to the possibility of Hashemi Rafsanjani’s disqualification, saying that the disqualification of Rafsanjani by the Guardian Council would be a dangerous measure. How do they know that Hashemi is able to run the country or not?!, he added.
Four Iranian presidential hopefuls have abandoned race for Iran’s upcoming election, Mehr reported.
Former Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast, Davoud Ahmadinejad, the elder brother of incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,Mohammad Hassan Aboutorabi-Fard First Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Iran and Kamran Bagheri Lankarani, former health minister have dropped their bid for the Islamic Republic’s upcoming presidential election.
Iran’s principlist presidential hopeful Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel says the Coalition of Three does not endorse the political views of rival Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, currently the chairman of the Expediency Council, YJC said.
Hashemi Rafsanjani is a major solution for reformists to return to power, Saffar Harandi Iran’s Expediency Discernment Council member has said in a meeting with a group of professors and students of the University of Isfahan, Fars reported.
Presidential hopeful Rezaei: Ahmadinejad proceeded Khatami & Rafsanjani’s way for revolutionaries’ destruction
According to Tabnak, Presidential hopeful and a former chief of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Mohsen Rezaei has criticized Ahmadineajad’s administration for the destruction of revolutionaries, emphasizing that it followed the same way as Khatami and Rafsanjani’s administration for revolutionaries’ destruction.