Iran’s presidential hopeful: Reformists boost relations with Supreme Leader

Politics Materials 4 May 2013 11:14 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, May.4/ Trend F.Karimov/

Iran's presidential hopeful of the reformist front, Mohammad-Reza Aref, said that reformists have boosted their relations with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, the Mehr News agency reported.

Many persons are discouraged and disinclined to participate in the presidential elections because of harms they were imposed after the disputed elections in 2009, he said.

If we succeed in dominating the idea of reform in the society, our victory will be definite, he noted.

It has been announced that Iran will hold the 11th presidential elections on June 14, 2013.

The voters will choose the successor of the current President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is unable to participate in the elections for the third term according to the country's constitutional laws.

The Iranian president is elected for a four-year term in the national elections and the Guardian Council vets the candidates for qualifications.