Brief summary of presidential candidates’ backgrounds

Iran’s Guardian Council approved six candidates to run for the May 19 presidential election late Thursday.

Source: IRNA

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2nd presidential group debate opens

Two weeks left to Iran’s 12th presidential elections, the second live debate of presidential candidates, started here on Friday afternoon with political and cultural issues in the spotlight.

Source: IRNA

Iran 2017 presidential candidates offer political, cultural plans in 2nd live debate

A week after the first debate, the six candidates racing for Iran’s presidency convened at the same TV studio to attract the most voters in their favor.

Source: MEHRNEWS

Interior minister says of presidential debates proceeding well

Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli on Saturday expressed satisfaction over the process of the presidential debates, saying they have been held in a good way with an observance of justice and equality.

Source: TEHRANTIMES

Iran presidential candidates begin second live face-off

The six candidates contesting the 12th Iranian presidential election face off in the second live televised debate.

Source: RASANEWS

Live debates reflect importance of Iran elections

An Iranian university lecturer says the live debates between Iran’s presidential hopefuls on state television reflect the reality that elections in the Islamic Republic are “meaningful,” a fact ignored by the West.

Source: RASANEWS

Presidential Hopefuls Bound by Nuclear Pact

Despite conflicting views on the dividends of the July 2015 nuclear deal, the six hopefuls running for the May 19 presidential marathon say they are committed to upholding the international pact.

Source: FINANCIALTRIBUNE

Candidates Skewer Rouhani in 2nd TV Debate

Iran’s six presidential candidates participated in a second live debate Friday to discuss cultural and political issues ahead of the country’s May 19 vote, which will shape the Islamic Republic’s economic and domestic policy for years to come.

Source: KAYHAN

Presidential Candidates Raps Rouhani Over Suit

Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi, who is running in the forthcoming Iranian presidential election, has hit back after another contender Hassan Rouhani filed a complaint with the country’s Election Campaign Monitoring Committee about allegations leveled against him during a recent live TV debate.

Source: KAYHAN

Raeisi hits back after Rouhani files complaint over debate allegations

A candidate of the forthcoming Iranian presidential election, Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi, has hit back after another contender Hassan Rouhani filed a complaint with the country’s Election Campaign Monitoring Committee about allegations leveled against him during a recent live TV debate.

Source: IRAN-DAILY

Raisi, Mirsalim protest IRIB over live debates

Presidential candidates Ebrahim Raisi and Mirsalim in separate letters on Monday protested different points about the way live debates among candidates were held.

Source: TEHRANTIMES

 

2nd presidential group debate to be held on Friday

The second live debate of presidentioal election candidates focusing on political and cultural issues is scheduled to be held on Friday, May 5, Head of Electoral Campaign Supervision Committee said.

Source: IRNA

Presidential candidates explain plans

Candidates in the upcoming presidential election in Iran explain their future plans if they are elected as president as they have recently started their campaigns for May 19 polls.

Source: IRAN-DAILY

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High Voter Turnout Needed to Uphold Rationality, Moderation

Prominent political analyst and Tehran University professor Sadeq Zibakalam called for a huge turnout in the upcoming presidential election to help reinforce the nation’s move along the path to “political rationality” and “moderation”.

Source: FINANCIALTRIBUNE

Presidential Vote Offers Choice Between Progress, Tension

A pro-reform activist described the upcoming presidential election as a referendum that pits the progressive policies of incumbent moderate President Hassan Rouhani against those advocated by his conservative challengers.

Source: FINANCIALTRIBUNE

Cash Handouts Outside Purview of President

Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has called on candidates of the May 19 presidential election to avoid making promises concerning cash handouts to the people as the decision rests with the legislature.

Source: FINANCIALTRIBUNE

No Tripling of Cash Subsidies

To raise cash subsidy payments to 2.5 million rials (about $66) per head, the prices of energy carriers need to rise sixfold.

Source: EGHTESADONLINE

Defense Program Not a Matter for Debate

Iran’s armed forces on Saturday warned Iranian President Hassan Rouhani against discussing the country’s defense program after he criticized the anti-Israel slogans written on the side of ballistic missiles.

Source: KAYHAN

 

Iran 2017 presidential candidates offer economic plans on 1st live debate

The first debate among the six candidates of the 12th Iranian presidential election was aired live on state television on Friday and the candidates offered their plans for the next government.

Source: MEHRNEWS

Presidential candidates hold first live debate – Tehran Times

Friday’s debate focused on social issues while the next two will revolve around economic and political matters, Press TV reported.

Source: TEHRANTIMES

Iran candidates hone messages in presidential race

The six candidates in the 12th Iranian presidential election have outlined their programs, with President Hassan Rouhani pledging to put his focus on creating jobs, “not in words but in practice.”

Source: EGHTESADONLINE

Iran’s presidential election debate in nutshell

The first group debate of Iranian presidential candidates took place on April 28. Candidates had equal time to discuss their viewpoints, answer questions and detail on their programs.

Source: IRNA

Iran presidential debate receives mixed feedback

The first of three planned debates ahead of the May 19 elections in Iran received mixed feedback, with most commentators describing either Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf or Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri as the winners of the 3-hour-long debate.

Source: TEHRANTIMES

Candidates Square Up in First Live Debate

The first debate among the six candidates of the 12th Iranian presidential election was aired live on state television n Friday.

Source: KAYHAN

 

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Campaigning continues by Iran election rivals

President Hassan Rouhani, who is seeking another term, and two other aspirants, Tehran Mayor Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf and member of Iran’s Expediency Council Mostafa Aqa-Mirsalim, further laid out their plans in remarks on Tuesday and Monday.

Source: EGHTESADONLINE

3 candidates in Iran’s pres. poll complain to election monitoring cmte.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and a contender in the forthcoming presidential election has filed a complaint with Iran’s Election Campaign Monitoring Committee about allegations leveled by another candidate against him during a live TV debate.

Source: IRAN-DAILY

Candidates Lodge Complaints at Election Monitoring Body

President Hassan Rouhani, a contender in the forthcoming presidential election, has filed a complaint with Iran’s Election Campaign Monitoring Committee about allegations leveled by another candidate against him during a live TV debate.

Source: FINANCIALTRIBUNE

Presidential candidates vow end to corruption, poverty

Iran’s presidential candidates, Mostafa Aqa-Mirsalim and Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf have respectively pledged to effectually tackle corruption and poverty.

Source: YJC

Lines Being Drawn in Iran Presidential Race

An influential Iranian clerical body has thrown its support behind presidential candidate Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi, giving him a boost before the country’s election on May 19.

Source: KAYHAN

Presidential candidates explain plans

Candidates in the upcoming presidential election in Iran explain their future plans if they are elected as president as they have recently started their campaigns for May 19 polls.

Source: IRAN-DAILY

Candidates Step Up Campaigning in Iran Election

Candidates contesting Iran’s upcoming presidential polls continue to campaign for office, speaking of future plans and defending past performances.

Source: KAYHAN

High turnout election forces enemy to retreat

Ayatollah Nouri-Hamadani stressed upon the need for the mass participation of the people in Iran’s upcoming presidential elections because the more the people participate in these crucial elections, the more the enemies will have to retreat from their conspiracies.

Source: HAWZAHNEWS

Economy talks

When it comes to elections in Iran, like many other countries, any candidate who can reassure Iranians about economic boost and creating jobs is the one who will gain a high favorability. Statistics show that the majority of Iranians are concerned about the economy.

Source: MEHRNEWS

Foreign missions ready to hold presidential poll: Spokesman

“The Foreign Ministry is engaged in constant efforts to set up ballot boxes in Canada and the United States,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi said Wednesday evening.

According to the Foreign Ministry spokesman, despite lack of political ties between Tehran and Ottawa, the Islamic Republic is hopeful for setting up polling stations in Canada.

Source: ILNA

ES’HAQ JAHANGIRI

Presidential hopeful says will stand against US breach of JCPOA

Presidential candidate Es’haq Jahangiri slammed US breach of its obligations enshrined in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action saying he will powerfully stand against any violation of the nuclear deal.

Source: IRNA

Presidential hopeful Jahangiri: Iranian expatriates important opportunity

A presidential hopeful Esha’aq Jahangiri said that Iranian expatiates are good opportunity for the country.

Source: YJC

Iran should rely on youth talents not oil: Jahangiri

Presidential candidate Es’haq Jahangiri has said that Iran should rely more on the talents of the young generation rather than on oil.

Source: TEHRANTIMES

Jahangiri: JCPOA helped people out of tough days

Es’haq Jahangiri defended the JCPOA and underlined the difficulties that sanctions had brought on people before it was reached.

Source: TEHRANTIMES

 

Jahangiri’s stay an unexpected event: MP

A member of the Hope parliamentary bloc has said Es’haq Jahangiri’s decision to stay in the course of the presidential race was an “unexpected event.”

Source: TEHRANTIMES

Transparency Essential to Combat Corruption

Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri, who is running for president in the May 19 election, has said rampant corruption has struck major blows to national interests and highlighted the need for promoting transparency across all sectors.

Source: FINANCIALTRIBUNE

Jahangiri’s bid for running as president is urged by Khatami and agreed by Rouhani; Hazrati tells ILNA

“Elyass Hazrati”, Iranian Parliament member, in his interview with ILNA, telling that “Eshaq Jahangiri”, Iran’s Vice President’s bid for running in the election was urged by “Mohammad Khatami”, Iran’s former president and top reformist official and was agreed by “Hassan Rouhani”, Iran’s president. He emphasized that he’s the only cover candidate who is supported by reformists.

According to Hazrati, Jahangiri is going to defend the government’s performance and will act as a complementary candidates in the race.

Source: ILNA

Jahangiri’s presence is an opportunity for reformists; Mirlohi tells ILNA

“Seyed Mahmoud Mirlouhi”, Member of Reformist Supreme Policymaking Council, in his interview with ILNA, telling that the council has positive standpoints on President Hassan Rouhani’s performance, told that Vice President’s presence in the race is an opportunity to let the reformist movement speak up from election tribunes.

Source: ILNA

HASSAN ROUHANI

Campaign Rally of Rouhani’s Supporters Held in Tehran

Supporters of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani participated in a campaign rally in the country’s capital of Tehran on Thursday.

Source: TASNIMNEWS

Rouhani criticizes rivals for having pushed against nuclear deal

President Hassan Rouhani, defending the nuclear deal which was negotiated by under his leadership, lashed out at critics for having discouraged the nuclear negotiators on one hand and tried on the other to agitate the other sides out of the deal.

Source: TEHRANTIMES

Rouhani Disputes Rivals’ Spending Pledges

President Hassan Rouhani said increasing public welfare depends on rising state revenues, chiding electoral promises of multiplying cash payments made by his principlist rivals in the May 19 presidential race.

Source: FINANCIALTRIBUNE

Economic Recession Revisited

It has been said time and again that Iran’s economy has been struggling with recession for the past few years.

Source: EGHTESADONLINE

China, Iran’s Biggest Exporter After Bans Lifted

Official figures show Iran’s imports from China saw a major rise over the past four years in what is seen as a result of the removal of sanctions against the country and the subsequent return of global shipping lines to its ports.

Source: KAYHAN

Iran’s exports to China increase during Rouhani administration

Official figures show Iran’s non-oil exports to China – valued at a total of $32.4 billion – has increased over the past four years.

Source: IRAN-DAILY

19,000 Industrial Projects Completed Under Rouhani

More than 19,000 industrial projects launched by previous governments have been completed with more than 710 trillion rials ($19 billion) of investment under President Hassan Rouhani’s administration, which created 302,000 direct jobs, according to the Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade.

Source: FINANCIALTRIBUNE

Trade With China Up 70% Under Rouhani Administration

Iran’s trade with China has seen a 70% growth under the current Iranian government compared to the previous one, rising from $45 billion during the four years in office of former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s administration to over $76 billion since incumbent President Hassan Rouhani took office in August 2013.

Source: EGHTESADONLINE

Zangeneh: Iran among gas oil exporters

Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh said here on Saturday that during the years of President Rouhani’s government Iran has turned into an exporter of gas oil.

Source: IRNA

Presidential hopeful: Astana talks show power of Iranian diplomacy

Presidential hopeful Hassan Rouhani says Iran alongside with Russia and Turkey plays a major role in the Astana talks aimed at addressing the crisis in Syria and this shows the power of Iranian diplomacy.

Source: IRAN-DAILY

Iran reformists to back Rouhani re-election, though some voters grow cool

Iran’s main pro-reform opposition leaders plan to speak out from their confinement under house arrest this month to publicly back President Hassan Rouhani for re-election, aides say, helping win over voters disillusioned with the slow pace of change.

Source: EGHTESADONLINE

Nateq Nouri on trip advocating Rouhani

Former Majlis speaker and veteran principlist politician Akbar Nateq Nouri on Friday traveled to the religious city of Qom to meet with a number of clerics to announce his support for incumbent Hassan Rouhani who is seeking the presidential post for a second term.

Source: TEHRANTIMES

Prominent Cleric Endorses Rouhani

Incumbent President Hassan Rouhani’s reelection bid received a boost on Friday, as influential figure Ali Akbar Nateq-Nouri endorsed him for the May 19 presidential vote.

Source: FINANCIALTRIBUNE

Iran’s State TV Cuts House-Arrest References From Rouhani Video

Iran’s state broadcaster removed audio from President Hassan Rouhani’s first election campaign film, apparently to prevent viewers from hearing references to a former prime minister currently under house arrest, the semi-official Iranian Labour News Agency reported.

Source: EGHTESADONLINE

Candidates decry unbridled imports as major affliction

Two presidential candidates in separate statements on Monday voiced concern over unbridled import of goods into Iran as the root cause of many economic problems.

Source: TEHRANTIMES

 

Rouhani Vows to Prioritize Social Justice, Citizens’ Rights

President Hassan Rouhani said he would make it his priority to proceed with his plans to promote social justice and uphold citizens’ rights, if he wins a second term.

Source: FINANCIALTRIBUNE

Government’s Economic Record

Iran will hold a presidential election in less than three weeks. The six candidates approved on April 20 by the country’s Guardians Council will likely center their campaigns on what matters most to voters: the Iranian economy.

Source: FINANCIALTRIBUNE

Rouhani: Constructive engagement with world great achievement

President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday that the constructive engagement with the world was one of the outcomes of people’s vote in 2013.

Source: IRAN-DAILY

Rouhani vows to preserve N-deal in 2nd term

President Rouhani vowed to preserve the Iran’s nuclear deal during his second term, adding his administration will still have a counterplan ready if the other side violates the agreement.

Source: IRAN-DAILY

Nobakht: No decision Rouhani or Jahangiri should leave

Government spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht has said no decision have been made whether Hassan Rouhani or Es’haq Jahangiri will stop running for president in favor of the other, Nasim reported.

Source: TEHRANTIMES

Rouhani Seen as Reformists’ Only Hope

The reformist camp still believes that incumbent President Hassan Rouhani is best positioned to represent it in the upcoming election, despite the government’s shortcomings in his first term, a prominent reformist politician said.

Source: FINANCIALTRIBUNE

Iran’s Rouhani Deserves A Second Term

According to Kaveh Afrasiabi, Dr. Hassan Rouhani deserves a second term as Iran’s president and the overall sum of his accomplishments during his first term are, indeed, quite impressive and need to be sustained for another four years.

Source: KHABARONLINE

Rouhani is reformists’ candidate: Mousavi Lari

Abdolvahed Mousavi Lari, deputy head of the supreme reformist policy making council, on Saturday said that Hassan Rouhani is the reformists’ favored presidential candidate.

Source: TEHRANTIMES

Rouhani Outlines Plan to Tackle Unemployment

President Hassan Rouhani outlined his plans to shore up employment if he is reelected for another term, in an effort to push back against the fierce criticism of his economic record by his conservative rivals.

Source: FINANCIALTRIBUNE

Iran’s Rouhani: Incumbent administration created two million jobs

Speaking on the occasion of International Workers’ Day on Monday, Rouhani said his administration had created as many as two million jobs.

“If we have faced a problem in the area of economy and production, it is because of mismanagement,” he noted. “It makes no sense if, today, our engineers and workers should emigrate and help advancement of foreigners’ industries.”

Source: EGHTESADONLINE

We hope Rouhani’s second term leads to improving workers’ living condition; Mahjoub

“Alireza Mahjoob” Iranian Parliament member, in the ceremony of the world May Day, thanked the gathering and said: “Today I feel worker community’s appeals can be heard.”

“worker community has sought to reclaim Labor Act Amendments from Parliament in support of the workers. The bill is reducing worker security and is affecting their living condition. We expect take government to reclaim the bill” he added.

At the end, addressing Rouhani, he added: “Your attention to lowering inflation rate made us hopeful that your second term of presidency will lead to raise in production and improving workers living condition.”

Source: ILNA

Rouhani Boosted as Iran Speaker Challenges Rivals’ Poll Vows

President Hassan Rouhani’s reelection campaign received a boost as Iran’s influential speaker of parliament criticized spending pledges put forward by conservative rivals as unaffordable.

Source: EGHTESADONLINE

Rivals Excoriate Rouhani’s Economic Record

President Hassan Rouhani’s rivals in an election debate have hit out at his administration for failing to revive the economy even after a diplomatic thaw with the West he has touted as the key to attracting new investment.

Source: KAYHAN

Rouhani says country should remain on path of moderation

President Hassan Rouhani says in order for the country to alleviate its problems, it should keep on the path of moderation.

Source: IRNA

Qalibaf, Raeisi Pledged to Abide by PFIRF Decision

Presidential contenders Ebrahim Raeisi and Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf are to follow the electoral strategy of the principlist Popular Front of Islamic Revolution Forces, a senior PFIRF member said.

Source: FINANCIALTRIBUNE

MP: Principlist Candidates Not to Quit

A lawmaker and senior member of the principlist Islamic Revolution Resistance Front said he believes neither of the candidates representing the Popular Front of Islamic Revolution Forces will withdraw in favor of the other, asserting that they will remain in the race until the end.

Source: FINANCIALTRIBUNE

‘Qalibaf, Raisi to stay in race’

Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf and Ebrahim Raisi will stay in the presidential race according to the latest decisions, Qalibaf’s campaign chief said on Wednesday.

SEYYED EBRAHIM RAEISI

Presidential candidate: Both sides should respect JCPOA

Despite its problems, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is a national document and committment to it should be recognized by both sides, presidential hopeful Ebrahim Raeisi said.

Source: IRNA

Rouhani Rival Says Iran’s Nuclear Accord Should Be Respected

Ebrahim Raisi, the conservative cleric seeking to unseat Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in this month’s election, said the country’s historic nuclear accord with the West is legitimate and should be respected.

Source: EGHTESADONLINE

Raeisi Responds to Rouhani’s Complaint | Financial Tribune

Ebrahim Raeisi, who is running in the May 19 presidential election, hit back after another contender, incumbent President Hassan Rouhani, filed a complaint with the Election Campaign Monitoring Committee about allegations leveled against him in the recent televised debate.

Source: FINANCIALTRIBUNE

Presidential Candidate’s Anti-JCPOA Criticism Dismissed

Iran’s atomic organization dismissed a presidential candidate’s criticism of the nuclear pact that the government of incumbent President Hassan Rouhani negotiated with major powers in 2015.

Source: FINANCIALTRIBUNE

Stability Front endorses Raisi as presidential candidate

Stability of Islamic Revolution Front has announced its support for presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi, Nasim news agency reported.

Source: TEHRANTIMES

Raisi well aware of shortcomings: Sunni cleric

Presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi is well aware of shortcomings and concerns and he will be the fittest person to assume the presidential post, Sistan-Baluchestan’s representative at the Assembly of Experts said on Saturday.

Source: TEHRANTIMES

Raisi meets Qom clerics, religious scholars

Presidential hopeful Ebrahim Raisi traveled to the religious city of Qom on Saturday to meet with clerics of the Qom Seminary and members of the Qom Seminary Teachers Society.

Source: TEHRANTIMES

 

Raeisi’s 1st presidential rally

The first rally of presidential candidate Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi, current Chief Custodian of Astan Quds Razavi, was held on Saturday.

Source: MEHRNEWS

Raeisi Outlines Plans to Boost Employment

Presidential candidate Ebrahim Raeisi outlined his plans to curb unemployment, which he described as the fundamental cause of corruption and other social woes.

Source: FINANCIALTRIBUNE

Raeesi’s views regarding economic issues are populistic; Sadeqi tells ILNA

According to “Mahmoud Sadeqi”, Iranian Parliament member in his interview with ILNA, attacks against the government are clearly increasing and there’s hope in raise of peoples votes.

Parliament official also added: “Ebrahim Raeesi” presidential candidate’s plans do not contain self-esteem and in my view he seems to be anxious. His standpoints and statements regarding economical issues are shallow and populistic. They don’t seem to be serious. Due to hopes and expectations that were emerged from his presence, everyone expect him to have solid programs and start the campaign with better status.”

Source: ILNA

Principlist Bodies Support Raeisi for President

Two powerful principlist-minded bodies on Tuesday threw their weight behind Ebrahim Raeisi, a leading challenger to incumbent Hassan Rouhani’s reelection bid in the May 19 poll. Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom, a clerical association founded in 1961, announced in a statement that its high council has decided after extensive discussions and consulting prominent clerics to back Raeisi as “the fittest candidate”.

Source: FINANCIALTRIBUNE

Presidential hopeful stresses management of resources

Iran enjoys large amount of riches and resources with the help of which the country’s problems will be solved, Ebrahim Raeisi said in this western Iranian province on Tuesday evening.

Source: IRNA

Presidential candidate says voting no formality in Iran

A candidate in the forthcoming Iran’s presidential election says voting is not a matter of formality in the country but is, in fact, very real.

Source: IRAN-DAILY

Raeisi pledges to fight poverty, unemployment as president

Iranian presidential candidate Ebrahim Raeisi outlines his plans to curb poverty and unemployment, which he describes as the root causes of corruption and other social woes.

Source: RASANEWS

Protecting Iran first priority: Presidential hopeful

Iranian people have managed to embrace success in an array of spheres and represent themselves as a victorious nation across the world, says presidential candidate Hojatolesla Ebrahim Raisi.

Source: KHABARONLINE

Next Iranian president must lead fight against corruption

An Iranian presidential candidate has criticized the existence of corruption in the country, stressing that the next president as the head of the administration must be at the forefront of the campaign against the scourge.

Source: RASANEWS

 

MOHAMMAD BAQER QALIBAF

Presidential candidate: Future governments to respect nuclear deal

Presidential hopeful Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf said during the presidential debate on Friday that future governments in Iran are expected to respect the nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers.

Source: IRNA

Qalibaf Promises More JCPOA Benefits

Presidential hopeful Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf said his prospective administration stays bound by the July 2015 nuclear deal, but it would get the other side of the deal to give Iranians the expected economic benefits.

Source: FINANCIALTRIBUNE

Presidential candidate praises Iran diplomacy of power

Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, one of the six candidates for the Iranian presidential elections hailed on Monday Iran’s power of diplomacy in a Television talk show.

Source: IRNA

Iran’s presidential candidate Qalibaf wants no more of the same

Qalibaf is heading to the May 19 showdown, with Rouhani being seen as the front-runner against him and another serious contender Ebrahim Raeisi plus three other low-key candidates in the presidential race.

Source: YJC

Supporters of Qalibaf Hold Mass Meeting in Tehran

Iranian presidential candidate Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf delivered a speech to thousands of his supporters at a hall in Tehran on Tuesday. The incumbent mayor of Tehran has chosen “the administration of people” as his campaign slogan.

Source: TASNIMNEWS

Tehran Mayor’s Environment Performance Criticized

Tehran mayor’s boast over his environment record during the first of the three presidential debates on April 28 has been severely criticized by an activist and advisor to the Department of Environment.

Source: FINANCIALTRIBUNE

Ghalibaf campaign promises need raise in fuel prices; Shafieiee

“Saeede Shafiei”, University Professor, in a piece for ILNA, regarding presidential candidate’s campaign promises in boosting subsidies wrote: “For achieving Presidential candidate, “Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf”, campaign goals in raising subsidies by threefold, we need to increase fuel prices dramatically.”

“If Ghalibaf is going to have such income, he needs to increase the fuel prices up to 2400 woman and raise the Gasoline prices up to 800 toman. Otherwise the act is not possible. Unless he has other sources which we are not aware of” she further underlined.

Source: ILNA

Qalibaf vows to launch ‘ministry of foreign affairs and international trade’

Presidential candidate Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf has promised that he will launch a ministry he calls the “ministry of foreign affairs and international trade” if he wins the May 19 election.

Source: TEHRANTIMES

Qalibaf Pledges to Create 5m Jobs If Elected President

Presidential candidate Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf pledged to create at least five million jobs if he takes office, describing efforts to cut unemployment as a pressing need that would consequently prevent many other social harms and give rise to successful marriages.

Source: FINANCIALTRIBUNE

Presidential hopeful says will create 5 million jobs

Presidential candidate Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf said if he is elected as the next president, he will create five million jobs in his four-year term.

Source: IRNA

MOSTAFA HASHEMI TABA

Presidential hopeful: Expansion of ties with neighbors vital

Presidential hopeful Mostafa Hashemi Taba said Iran should attach great importance to promoting cooperation with its neighboring countries.

Source: IRNA

Hashemi Taba: Some buried their heads in sand during sanctions

Mostafa Hashemi Taba defended the nuclear deal, censuring its critics for having denied the destructive effects of sanctions.

Source: TEHRANTIMES

 

Cash subsidy a blow to job creation: Hashemi Taba

Presidential contender Mostafa Hashemi Taba has strongly criticized the cash handout plan, saying it deals a hard blow to job creation.

Source: TEHRANTIMES

Iranian Candidate Hashemitaba Focuses on Environment in Campaign Speech

Iranian presidential candidate Mostafa Hashemitaba highlighted the need for urgent action to save the country’s environment with proper management of water resources and a reform in the traditional patterns of agriculture.

Source: TASNIMNEWS

Mostafa Mirsalim

Mirsalim says will retaliate if candidates break debate rules

Presidential candidate Mostafa Mirsalim said on Wednesday that he will retaliate if rivals break the rules of debate.

Source: TEHRANTIMES

Presidential hopeful: Gov’t should be open to criticism

No government will be successful if it is not open to criticism from the opposition parties, a candidate for the forthcoming presidential election said here on Friday afternoon.

Source: IRNA

Mirsalim: A defendant and critic

Mostafa Mirsalim, yet another principlist candidate, defended the nuclear deal for having revealed to the world that Iran was “not looking for nuclear weapons.”

Source: TEHRANTIMES

 

Principlist Hopeful Pledges to Improve Livelihood

Mostafa Mirsalim, the presidential candidate of the principlist Islamic Coalition Party, said he is prepared to end Iran’s economic stasis and enhance the livelihood of millions of Iranians by bringing mass production up to speed and creating new jobs.

Source: FINANCIALTRIBUNE

Iran’s Presidential Candidate Aqa-Mirsalim Visits Qom on Election Trail

Mostafa Aqa-Mirsalim, one of the six contenders in Iran’s forthcoming presidential election, traveled to the holy city of Qom on Tuesday as part of his election campaign.

Source: TASNIMNEWS

Presidential candidate: Iranian youth very capable

The Iranian youth are highly capable and the practiced and experienced ones must be in charge, said Mostafa Mirsalim, a candidate of the upcoming Iranian presidential elections in a campaign address Monday evening.

Source: IRNA

Mirsalim supports resistance front

Presidential candidate Mostafa Mirsalim has expressed his support for the “resistance front”, saying it has made the world a secure place.

Source: TEHRANTIMES

Mirsalim calls for permit to show documents in debates

Presidential candidate Mostafa Mirsalim has called for permit for candidates to show documents during the live debates.

Source: TEHRANTIMES

63.9% of Iranians to vote for presidential elections: Poll

63.9 percent of respondents to a survey carried out by Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on May 1-2 said they will cast their votes on Iran’s May 19 Presidential Elections.

Source: IRNA

Over 70% of electorate expected to vote in Iran’s presidential election: Poll

Some 70.6 percent of the Iranians eligible to vote in Iran’s upcoming presidential election are expected to turn out at polling stations on Election Day, a new poll has found.

Source: YJC