Top candidates presented – Tehran Times
Tehran – As registration for the June 18 presidential elections closed on Saturday, the Tehran Times decided to provide respectful readers with brief introductions of prominent presidential candidates. This introductory series will continue tomorrow.
Currently first vice-president, Jahangiri, a key member of the Construction Staff Party, was born in 1958.
He has held various positions, such as Member of Parliament (two four-year terms), Governor of Isfahan (five years) and Minister of Industries (two four-year terms).
In the 2013 presidential election, Jahangiri was a potential reformist candidate, but he withdrew in favor of Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and later became Rafsanjani’s campaign manager. However, Rafsanjani’s candidacy was rejected by the Guardian Council in 2013.
Jahangiri ran for president in 2017, dropping out of the race in the final days in favor of Rouhani. Many interpreted his candidacy as a movement of support for Rouhani during the debates and withdrew before the vote began.
Jahangir is publicly known as a pro-reform figure.
He said he was running for president to “protect the freedom and fundamental rights of citizens”.
Jahangiri noted that he did not intend to compete in the presidential race, but as Foreign Minister Javad Zarif declined to run, he felt there was a need to run for the presidential race. presidential elections.
He believes that the winner of the elections is a high turnout.
Known as a conservative politician, he was born in 1965. He may not have as prolific a track record as some of the other prominent candidates, but he has held key positions during his political career.
As secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) and chief nuclear negotiator in Ahmadinejad’s administration from 2007 to 2013, he held several meetings with the European Union to discuss possible solutions to lift sanctions against Iran, but due to various differences of opinion between the two sides, Iran and the EU, failed to reach an agreement.
He ran in the 2013 presidential elections, but failed to secure enough votes. He came third, losing the battle against Hassan Rohani.
He then came up with the idea of a “shadow cabinet” to help make up for the shortcomings of the Rouhani administration. Over the past few years, he has held numerous meetings, discussing problems and proposing solutions.
After registering with the Interior Ministry for the June elections, Jalili challenged the other candidates to present their plans to rule the country to the people.
He said candidates should tell people the outcome of their 4-year plan if they are elected president.
“If we don’t address the main issues properly, some speeches can even take center stage. I hope that in the next elections, the rhetoric will not exceed the needs of the people, ”he noted.
As director of the IRGC’s Khatam al Anbia construction headquarters, Saeed Mohammad was born in 1968.
From 2007 to 2014 he was CEO of Sepasad group (affiliated with Khatam camp) and from 2018 to March 2021 he was commander of Khatam Al-Anbia construction camp and holds the military rank of Brigadier General to the Revolution Islamic. Guard corps.
He fielded his candidacy in the early hours of registering for the election, saying it showed his determination to win the race.
He is unknown to the public, as he has never been involved in politics. Although he has tried to clarify his plans to the public, many analysts have expressed serious doubts about his ability to execute the Islamic Republic’s foreign policy plans.
After registering with the Interior Ministry, Mohammad noted that he had “a good CV and a strong team of experts” which helped him get his feet on the path to the presidential race.
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