Azerbaijan, Baku, May.28/ Trend F.Eminli
It is impossible to realize the goals of the Islamic Revolution in the absence of public participation, or cooperation among the three branches of the government, Presidential candidate Saeed Jalili said on Tuesday.
At a meeting with lawmakers in Tehran, the principlist candidate said that if he is elected president, his administration will stay away from those who have distanced themselves from the country's leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Entekhab website reported.
The secretary of the Supreme National Security Council said the current administrative structure is moving too slowly and is therefore unsuitable to adapt to modern needs.
He said that his administration will try to speed up the wheels of the national economy in cooperation with the Judiciary and the Parliament.
On May 27, Iran's Principlist Perseverance Front declared Jalili its favorite candidate for the June 14 presidential election.
The front's first choice was former Health Minister Kamran Baqeri-Lankarani who dropped out in favor of Jalili before the top supervisory body Guardian Council shortlisted approved candidates for the presidency.
Jalili is facing seven rivals in the upcoming election including former Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Velayati, lawmaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel, Secretary of Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei, Tehran Mayor Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf, President of the Strategic Research Center of the Expediency Council Hassan Rohani, former First Vice President Mohammad-Reza Aref, and former Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Gharazi.
Iran's presidential election will be held on June 14.