Haddad-Adel says will forge closer ties among govt. branches

Iranian presidential candidate Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel says he will forge closer ties among the three branches of the government if elected in the upcoming election.

Haddad-Adel made the remarks in an interview broadcast on the Iranian television on Sunday.

“The people, who have problems, would like to see their officials [having] empathy with each other. This way, they get more hopeful rather than when they see heads of two of the branches offend one another,” the MP said.

“What people expect is friendly cooperation. I have experienced it as a head of a branch in the four years that I managed Majlis (Iranian Parliament). I experienced how it is possible to interact with the president better,” he added.

In Iran’s upcoming presidential election, Haddad-Adel will be competing against, Supreme National Security Council Secretary Saeed Jalili, Hassan Rohani, the director of the Strategic Research Center of the Expediency Council, Tehran Mayor Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf, Expediency Council Secretary Mohsen Rezaei, former First Vice President Mohammad-Reza Aref, former Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Gharazi, and former Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Velayati.

The president of Iran is elected for a four-year term in a national election, and the Guardian Council vets the candidates.

Iranians go to the polls in the nation’s 11th presidential election on June 14. Over 66,000 polling stations will be set up across the country. Expatriates will also be able to cast ballots at 285 polling stations that will be set up in foreign countries.

By Press TV


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