TEHRAN, Oct. 27 (MNA) – The secretary general of the Construction Party has announced that reformist parties and groups may reach an agreement to nominate Ali Akbar Nateq Nouri as their lead candidate for the next parliamentary election in 2016.
Nateq Nour, a conservative clergyman, was parliament speaker from 1992 to 2000. He also served as interior minister during the Rafsanjani presidency.
There are unconfirmed reports that Mohammad Reza Aref, the first vice president under Mohammad Khatami, may lead reformists in the campaign for parliamentary election in 2016.
However, Karbaschi said the point is not that Nateq Nouri or Aref should be the main candidate because there are 290 parliamentary seats and many “good” and “capable” figures can compete for these seats and “Majlis election can bring all these figures together.”
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