Iran Election Watch: Mashaei’s campaigns shut down

15 days to the presidential vote, election stories are as follows: Mashaei’s campaigns closing seven days after his disqualification;  NAM Secretariat denying the news of Mashaei’s approval 48 hrs. before election; Salimi-Namin’s emphasis on Rafsanjani’s influence on presidential election; President office’s statement about personal electoral positions of government officials and Iran MP’s comments on factors of selecting a presidential candidate.

 

 

Mashaei’s campigns shut down 

Seven days after Rahim-Mashaei’s disqualification from Iran’s presidential race, his campaigns were closed, Shargh daily newspaper reported.

 

NAM Secretariat calls the news of Mashaei’s approval 48 hrs. before election, false 

According to ISNA, Secretariat of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) has denied remarks attributed to Esfandiar Rahim-Mashaei, Head of NAM Secretariat.

Some news agencies reported on Monday that the leader of “deviation current” announced “I will be approved 48 hours before the presidential election and I would be president of Iran gaining 33 million votes.”

 

Salimi-Namin: Rafsanjani can still be effective in election

Head of the Office for Studying and Compiling Iran’s History, Abbas Salimi-Namin says that despite his disqualification from Iran’s presidential race, Hashemi Rafsanjani can still be effective in the election, Mehr said.

 

Personal electoral positions of government officials have nothing to do with Ahmadinejad: President Office

President Office, Center for Media and Public relations emphasizes in a statement that electoral positions of government officials to support some candidates are completely personal and have nothing to do with Mr. Ahmadinejad, Fars said.

 

Tavakoli’s remarks on dos and don’ts of selecting a candidate 

Referring to the main factors of selecting the best presidential candidates, Ahmad Tavakoli, a member of Iran Parliament, has said that if a candidate fails to introduce his six associates before voting, he is certainly not able to reform the country’s affairs, Fars reported.