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Qalibaf promises to fix Iran economy in two years

Politics - Iranian presidential candidate Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf has stressed that he can fix the economy in two years if he wins the June 14th vote.

During a tour of Varamin and Eslamshahr in Tehran Province on Saturday, the Principlist candidate said mismanagement is behind the current problems facing the country, stressing that it is possible to fix the economy in two years.

The Tehran Mayor said that many less privileged areas are yet to develop, pledging that if he becomes president, he will put the development of those areas as a top priority on his agenda.

The Principlist candidate stressed that existing problems can be resolved if the potentialities of the country are properly used.

Qalibaf is competing against seven rivals, namely Secretary of the Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei, President of the Center for Strategic Research of the Expediency Council Hassan Rohani, lawmaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili, former Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Velayati, former First Vice President Mohammad-Reza Aref, and former Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Gharazi.

The president of Iran is elected for a four-year term in a national election. This year’s election will be held on June 14.

Nearly 50.5 million Iranians are eligible to vote in the upcoming presidential election.
 

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