6 days to the presidential vote, election stories are as follows: reformists forming a coalition; Haddad-Adel’s decision to stay in presidential race to the end; Velayati criticizing Jalili’s remarks on nuclear policy and IRIB’s readiness to hold 4th presidential debate.
Dr. Mohammad Ali Najafi, the spokesman of the coalition working group of reformists has said on Saturday that Iranian reformist presidential candidates Hassan Rohani and Mohammad Reza Aref agreed to form a coalition to avoid vote splitting, Etelaf reported.
Iranian presidential candidate Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel has once again said that he will not step aside in favor of other candidates ahead of the June 14 vote, adding he prefers Islamic revolution’s interest to forming a coalition, ISNA said.
Iranian presidential candidate Ali Akbar Velayati criticized his rival candidate, Saeed Jalili, in a televised debate on Friday over the lack of progress in nuclear talks with world powers, Mehr reported.
IRIB is ready to hold 4th televised debate of presidential candidates if advertising commission agrees and presidential candidates ask, Mehr quoted Mohammad Taghi Sohrabi, the Director General for Public Relations of the IRIB as saying.