Rohani vows greater role for unions, professional associations

Iranian presidential candidate Hassan Rohani says he will facilitate unions and professional associations to play a greater role in the country’s affairs if he gets elected.

During a visit to the northwestern city of Tabriz on Monday, Rohani also said that he will establish an academy of Azari language and literature in the city of Tabriz.

The presidential candidate promised to design a smart card for patients suffering from refractory and rare diseases, adding that his administration would also shoulder the duty of treating such patients.

Rohani, who is currently the director of the Iranian Expediency Council’s Center for Strategic Research, will be competing with Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili, Secretary of the Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei, Tehran Mayor Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf, former Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Velayati, and former Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Gharazi.

Two presidential candidates, former First Vice President Mohammad Reza Aref and former Majlis Speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel, withdrew their candidacy bid on Monday.

The president of Iran is elected for a four-year term in a national election. Nearly 50.5 million Iranians are eligible to vote in the upcoming presidential election.

By Press TV


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