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Iran’s presidential candidate Gharazi: I will be proud to get even one vote

Iran Materials 3 June 2013 20:01 (UTC +04:00)
Iran’s presidential candidate Mohammad Gharazi said he will be proud to be running in the presidential race even if he gets a single vote, the Tasnim News Agency reported.
Iran’s presidential candidate Gharazi: I will be proud to get even one vote

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Iran's presidential candidate Mohammad Gharazi said he will be proud to be running in the presidential race even if he gets a single vote, the Tasnim News Agency reported.

Speaking to reporters during a press conference, Gharazi said he has 60 years of experience in running different affairs.

He emphasized that he will not step aside in favor of any of the candidates.

He said he has a plan to divide Tehran into six provinces.

Gharazi will be facing Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, President of the Center for Strategic Research of the Expediency Council Hassan Rohani, lawmaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel, Secretary of Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei, former Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Velayati, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili, and former First Vice President Mohammad Reza Aref in the June 14 presidential election.

Previously, Gharazi said that if elected president, he will do all he can to fight inflation and unemployment.

Gharazi, who is also the former oil minister said in a TV interview that low inflation and high employment rate are the main features of popular government, the Fars News Agency reported.

Gharazi stressed that the next administration needs to confine its spending to its annual budget, in order to avoid price hikes and prevent a decrease in the value of the national currency.

He added that the next administration should not change its policy towards the US, unless Washington changes its bullying approach.

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.

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