Iran presidential candidate Gharazi vows to fight inflation, unemployment
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jun.2 /Trend R.Zamanov/
Reformist candidate Mohammad Gharazi said that if elected president, he will do all he can to fight inflation and unemployment.
Gharazi said in a TV interview that low inflation and a high employment rate are the main features of a popular government, the Fars News Agency reported.
"A global definition says that low inflation and high employment figures are what make an administration popular. Balanced inflation and employment rates are also acceptable. But a high inflation and a low employment rate are the features of an inefficient administration," he said.
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.