Candidate Hadad-Adel not to pull out of presidential race

Principlist candidate Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel addresses people in the holy city of Qom on June 4, 2013.

Iranian presidential candidate Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel has once again said he will not step aside in favor of other candidates ahead of the June 14 vote.

The former Majlis Speaker said at a press conference on Saturday that he has a lot to offer to the nation, and that he will form an all-inclusive cabinet.

The Principlist candidate said it is wrong to undermine the achievements made over the past 34 years just to win more votes, adding that he will not make promises that he cannot deliver.

Haddad-Adel said he doesn’t have the financial backing of any organization and that his presence in the race does not go against the interests of the Principlist camp.

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

On June 14, Iranians will cast their ballots at over 66,000 polling stations across the country in the nation’s 11th presidential election. Expatriates will also be able to vote at 285 polling stations which will be set up in other countries.

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

By Press TV

 

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