Presidential candidate Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf has begun touring the provinces of Fars and Kohkylouyeh-Boyer Ahmad in the final week of campaigning.
Addressing a group of his supporters on Saturday, the Principlist candidate said the country needs changes in vision and reforms must begin from rural areas.
The Tehran Mayor lauded the efforts of previous administrations and pledged to develop the infrastructure in rural and deprived areas should he become president.
On Wednesday, Qalibaf visited Lorestan Province’s capital city of Khorramabad and blamed mismanagement for the province’s economic issues and promised to fix them as soon as possible.
Qalibaf, President of the Center for Strategic Research of the Expediency Council Hassan Rohani, lawmaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel, Supreme National Security Council Secretary Saeed Jalili, former Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Velayati, Expediency Council Secretary Mohsen Rezaei, former First Vice President Mohammad-Reza Aref, and former Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Gharazi are the eight candidates running for president.
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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