Mismanagement biggest challenge facing Iran: Qalibaf

Iranian presidential candidate Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf says the biggest danger threatening resource-rich Iran is mismanagement.

Iran is rich in natural and human resources, and the biggest challenge and threat is the mismanagement of current affairs, said the Principlist candidate in a stump speech in the northern Mazandaran Province.

He once again promised to fix the country’s economic and social problems within two years of his presidency if he wins the upcoming election.

Qalibaf, who is also the mayor of Tehran, pointed out that he will do so with the help of a cabinet that will comprise workers, farmers, industrialists, teachers, and university lecturers.

He also told a crowd of supporters in the western city of Ardebil on Thursday that the Iranian people deserve a better economic situation given the existing economic potentialities in the country.

The presidential candidate said in his Ardebil speech that inflation and unemployment are major concerns affecting the whole country.

In the forthcoming election, Qalibaf will be competing against Secretary of the Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei, President of the Center for Strategic Research of the Expediency Council Hassan Rohani, lawmaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili, former Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Velayati, former First Vice President Mohammad Reza Aref, and former Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Gharazi.

Iranians will go to the polls in the country’s 11th presidential election on June 14.

According to Iran’s Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar, 50.5 million Iranians are eligible to vote in the election.

By Press TV

 

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