Iran presidential candidates to hold debates in universities
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jun.1/ Trend F.Eminli /
The eight candidates for the upcoming presidential election in Iran will hold debates in universities, IRIB quoted deputy minister of sciences and higher education Gholamreza Khajehsarvi as saying.
After holding each debate, representatives of the candidates and heads of their election headquarters will answer questions of university students, he said.
Eight Iranian presidential candidates hold debates on live television on Friday.
Supreme National Security Council secretary Saeed Jalili, 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 are competing in the presidential race.
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.