Iran speaker says new parliament should prioritize economy
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 26
By Emil Ilgar - Trend:
Iran's Speaker Ali Larijani said that next parliament should set economy as priority, Mehr news agency reported.
Larijani mentioned the economic boom, getting out of recession and efficiency as priority issues.
After casting votes at the parliament and Assembly of Experts elections in Tehran, Larijani said that strong composition of next parliament would help the country to come out of recession.
He further said that the new parliament should handle the existing problems, as well as ratify new laws and handle the income of foreign investments.
During the round of elections, 4844 candidates are competing, while about 55 million Iranians are eligible to vote.
Each nominate should get at least 25 percent of votes in his constituency, otherwise the second round of elections is held, a month after the results of first round.