Iran presidential candidate election headquarters head: Rohani is not sole reformist candidate
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jun.4/ Trend F.Eminli/
Hassan Rohani is not the sole candidate of the reformist front in the upcoming presidential election in Iran, the Fars News Agency quoted Rohani's election campaign headquarters head Eqbal Abbasi as saying.
Moderate individuals are inclined to vote for Rohani, he added.
Media should work out to fuel enthusiasm among people to participate in the elections, he said.
Due to the closeness of Rohani to high-ranking officials of the country as well as his experience in running key posts, he will be the best person to take on the post of presidency, Abbasi said.
He said another reformist candidate Mohammad-Reza Aref will certainly step aside in favor of Rohani.
Rohani, a centrist candidate, 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.
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.