Iranian presidential candidate Rouhani claims to raise laborers’ salaries proportional to 40 percent inflation
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jun.10/ Trend F.Karimov/
Iran reformist presidential candidate Hassan Rouhani has said that he will raise salaries of laborers proportional to 40 percent inflation, if he is elected as the next president, ILNA reported.
"As per the law, I will increase salaries based on the inflation rate," Rouhani said.
"Currently, the inflation rate is around 40 percent, but salaries of laborers have increased by 25 percent. This issue has made problems for laborers," Rohani noted.
Rohani is the director of the Strategic Research Center of the Expediency Council.
He has said the current state of affairs in the economy is the outcome of extremist views of economic, cultural, social and political issues.
He said helping resolve all outstanding economic problems was his motive for entering the presidential race.
He argued that instead of adopting extremist approaches on domestic and foreign fronts, the next administration needs to forge some kind of alliance with all branches of the government as well as the elite.
It is while the governor of the Central Bank of Iran Mahmoud Bahmani has said nothing more can be done to curb inflation, as Tasnim News Agency reported a while back.
The International Monetary Fund said on April 16 that Iran's economy contracted by 1.9 per cent in 2012 and is expected to shrink by 1.3 per cent this year as it reels from the impact of Western sanctions.
Rouhani is competing against Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, secretary of Iran Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei, lawmaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili, former Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Velayati, former First Vice President Mohammad Reza Aref, and former Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Gharazi.
On June 14, Iranians will go to over 66,000 polling stations across the country to cast their votes, while some 285 polling stations will be set up for Iranian nationals in other countries.
The president of Iran is elected for a four-year term in a national election.