Larijani not yet decided to run for presidency
KhabarOline: Iran's Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani says he has not yet decided whether to run for the presidency in the Islamic Republic's upcoming presidential election, scheduled to be held on June 14, 2013.
On the sidelines of his four-leg trip to Syria, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq, Larijnai told Iran's Fars News Agency that the efficient members of the Principlists Party should form the next government.
Responding to the question whether he would participate in the presidential election, the Majlis Speaker, also a Principlist, said he has not yet made up his mind for the presidency, but added it was so soon to declare his candidacy for the upcoming vote.
Larijani declared that regarding to the domestic situation and the West's adventure in the region, any sudden announcement of candidacy would harm the situation.
While stressing there was still a long time to the election, Larijani said the economic issues have great importance in the country's current economic situation. He called on the possible candidates not to give election slogans which would undermine the economic system.
The eleventh presidential elections will be held on June 14, simultaneously with Iran’s fourth city council elections.
The presidential candidates will be registered from May 7, 2013 to May 11.
The president of Iran is elected for a four-year term in a national election. Candidates for the presidency must be approved by the Guardian Council.
Iranians will choose their seventh president to succeed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the upcoming election.