Iranian presidential candidate says has no money, just experience that he wants to give to nation
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 22/ Trend T.Jafarov, S. Isayev/
Iranian presidential candidate, reformist Mohammad Gharazi said that he doesn't have any money, a team or a spokesman, just experience that he wants to give to the Iranian nation, Tasnim news agency reported.
He also said that if he wins the upcoming presidential elections in the country, he will form the anti-inflationary government.
"I want the people of Iran to give their votes to such government that would not have inflation on its hands. This is my program, and it is a clear, open program," Gharazi said.
Presidential candidate further noted that he has been working on various governmental posts in Iran for almost 50 years, and noted that he has the experience to solve country's inflation problems.
Gharazi has previously served as Minister of Petroleum from 1981 to 1985 and Minister of Post from 1985 to 1997. He was also a member of the Iranian Parliament from 1980 to 1984.
Late on May 21, the Guardian Council of Iran revealed the list of names approved for participation at the upcoming presidential elections in the country.
The council said that the country's Constitution and the election law were the criteria for vetting presidential hopefuls.
The Guardian Council approved MP Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel, Supreme National Security Council Secretary Saeed Jalili, Expediency Council Secretary Mohsen Rezaei, Hassan Rohani, the director of the Strategic Research Center of the Expediency Council, former First Vice President Mohammad-Reza Aref, Tehran Mayor Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf, former Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Gharazi, and former Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Velayati.
Iran will hold the 11th presidential election on June 14, 2013.
The voters will select the successor of the current President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is not able to participate in the elections for the third term according to the country's constitutional laws.
The president of Iran is elected for a four-year term in a national election and the Guardian Council vets the candidates for qualifications.