Public role needed to realize Islamic Revolution ideals: Jalili

Presidential candidate Saeed Jalili attends a Q&A session with Iranian economists in Tehran on May 27, 2013.

Principlist presidential candidate, Saeed Jalili, says realization of the 1979 Islamic Revolution’s objectives would be impossible in the absence of public participation, and cooperation among the three branches of the government.

Speaking in a meeting with lawmakers in Tehran on Tuesday, the secretary of the Supreme National Security Council stated that if elected president in the June 14 election, his administration will stay away from those who have distanced themselves from Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.

Jalili further stated that the current administrative structure in the country is moving too slowly, and is therefore unsuitable to adapt to modern needs.

He noted that his administration will try to speed up the wheels of the national economy in cooperation with the Judiciary and the Legislature.

Jalili will be facing Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, President of the Center for Strategic Research of the Expediency Council Hassan Rohani, lawmaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel, Secretary of Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei, former Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Velayati, former First Vice President Mohammad Reza Aref, and former Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Gharazi in the upcoming presidential election.

Over 66,000 polling stations will be set up across the country. Expatriates will also be able to cast ballots at 285 polling stations that will be set up in their respective countries.

The president of Iran is elected for a four-year term in a national election after the Guardian Council vets the candidates.

By Press TV

 

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