Haddad Adel might Announce Candidacy in Upcoming Presidential Election

Iranian MP, Mohammad Ali Pourmokhtar

Iranian MP, Mohammad Ali Pourmokhtar, revealed that Gholam Ali Haddad-Adel might announce his candidacy for the upcoming presidential election in Iran if he feels sense of urgency and responsibility.

Pourmokhtar talked about the current problems and issues between hardliners and reformists. He said reformists have less chance to win the next election. “As we have seen in the previous parliamentary election, reformist nominees only captured 8-9 chairs out of 220 and this was a big failure for all the reformist parties. Currently people prefer to elect their next president from conservative parties and the main challenge will be happened between hardliners.”

“Conservatives must win the next election to continue the current stance against Western countries specially United States. According to the current conditions in society reformists don’t have any chance.” Mohammad Ali Pourmokhtar reiterated reformists’ positions between Iranians.

Until now, no one has officially announced his candidacy for 2012 presidential election in Iran. Pourmokhtar confirmed this by saying: “As far as I know only Mr. Haddad Adel has said that he will announce his candidacy if he feels urgency and responsibility. By the way I think his party doesn’t have positive view on him and he may not receive enough support from conservatives.”

It is noteworthy that Haddad Adel’s daughter has married Mojtaba Khamenei, the son of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of Iran. This has led to the popular belief that he is among the very trusted allies of Ayatollah Khamenei.

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