Over 100 Iranian MPs support presidential candidate Qalibaf
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jun.2 /Trend F.Eminli/
More than 100 Iranian MPs are now supporting presidential candidate Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf, the Fars News Agency quoted MP Mehrdad Lahouti as saying.
A majority of the MPs will vote for Qalibaf in the upcoming presidential election, Lahouti said.
The MPs will likely meet Qalibaf next week, he added.
Qalibaf, who is serving as the mayor of Tehran, has said that people are waiting for a "change".
Qalibaf said that a "politicization" of issues should be avoided in the country and efforts should be made to implement religious and prudent policies in order to achieve the Islamic Revolution's goals.
He added that social problems emerge when progress slows down and inequality dominates.
Qalibaf noted that channeling Iran's national resources into development programs is not a difficult task.
He has said that the country needs a reform in the administrative and executive section.
Qalibaf was the former commander of the Iranian police and the former commander of the "IRGC" and the Iranian army. He is also a member of the Coalition of Three. Gholam Ali Haddad-Adel and Ali Akbar Velayati are the other two members of the principlist coalition.
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.