Reformist presidential contender Mohammad Reza Aref has urged the Iranians to produce a massive turnout in the upcoming election and vote for the Reformist camp.
The Reformist camp is capable of running the country and solving the country’s economic woes as it has proved in the past, said Aref in stump speech to a gathering in the province of Kermanshah on Thursday.
“[The administration of] reforms showed that its main concern is the people and their financial problems. [The administration of] reforms showed that it has what it takes to create jobs and control prices. It showed that it can control high prices,” the former vice president said.
“The administration of reforms showed that it is committed to what it has pledged to the people and will remain committed to the very end,” he said. “Once again we should hand over the reins of the country to a Reformist president.”
He urged a high turnout in the election and stressed that people should go to the polls to contribute to the resolution of economic woes and the establishment of good and constructive ties with the world.
If elected president, the candidate said, he will use the wealth of experience he has gained while serving the country to bring about progress and development for Iran.
“I hope by drawing on my experience, having served in different sectors in the Islamic Republic of Iran for 30 years, including eight years in the administration of reforms, and with the help of the elite in the country, we will be able to put the country on the path to progress and development,” Aref went on to say.
“I hope that the administration of reforms will once again prove that it pursues people’s concerns and problems,” the candidate said.
Aref faces seven rivals in the election, namely President of the Center for Strategic Research of the Expediency Council Hassan Rohani, Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, lawmaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili, Secretary of the Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei, former Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Velayati, and former Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Gharazi.
The president of Iran is elected for a four-year term in a national election. This year’s election will be held on June 14.
By Press TV
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