Jalili calls for more public participation in state affairs

Presidential candidate Saeed Jalili says the next administration will have to pave the way for greater public participation in current affairs.

The Principlist candidate told a group of students at Tehran University that this objective would be realized if equal opportunities are provided for everyone to develop and grow personally.

Jalili, who is currently Iran’s top nuclear negotiator, said universities are able to assist in making optimum use of existing potentials in society, because the country needs all the help it can get from science to build an Islamic civilization.

Jalili is facing seven rivals: former Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Velayati, lawmaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel, Secretary of the Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei, Tehran Mayor Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf, President of the Strategic Research Center of the Expediency Council Hassan Rohani, former First Vice President Mohammad-Reza Aref, and former Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Gharazi.

The president of Iran is elected for a four-year term in a national election.

By Press TV


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