Iranian Presidential candidate Mohammad-Reza Aref

Iranian Presidential candidate Mohammad-Reza Aref

The president of Iran is elected for a four-year term in a national election. This year’s election will be held on June 14.
Iranian Presidential candidate Mohammad-Reza Aref has vowed to resolve the problem of unemployment and continue the subsidy reform program. In a speech in the holy city of Mashhad on Saturday, Aref said he would resolve the country’s problems by using all the capacities of Iran’s Constitution. Vowing to tackle unemployment, Aref said he seeks all-out development in various political, cultural, economical and social fields. “By implementing the subsidy reform plan I will put bread on the tables. I have come to eradicate inflation and create one million job opportunities every year,” the presidential candidate added. The former Iranian vice president said he was a Reformist and reform means safeguarding the ideals of the Islamic Revolution, accountability and encouraging popular participation. Aref is competing against seven rivals, namely lawmaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel, former Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Velayati, Secretary of Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili, director of the Strategic Research Center of the Expediency Council Hassan Rohani, Secretary of the Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei, former Telecommunication Minister Mohammad Gharazi, and Tehran Mayor Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf. The president of Iran is elected for a four-year term in a national election. This year’s election will be held on June 14. Nearly 50.5 million Iranians are eligible to vote in the upcoming presidential election. MYA/HGH
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