Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, Ahmadinejad’s ally and a possible candidate in June’s presidential election, has expressed his hope that the next government continue on Ahmadinejad’s two-term path. He criticized State broadcast IRIB for supporting for certain candidates — a likely reference to the 2+1 coalition, backed by the Supreme Leader, seeking a “unity” choice for June. The committee (consisting of the Supreme Leader’s Advisor for International Affairs, Ali Akbar Velayati, Tehran Mayor, Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf, and leading Majlis member, Gholam Ali Haddad Adel and backed by the Supreme Leader) is looking for a single choice for the presidency, but has faced the challenge of the Ahmadinejad camp and a wave of declarations of candidacy by principlist figures.
“I hope the next government continues on Ahmadinejad’s path”
- Published: 69 days ago on Monday, 25 March 2013
- By: Iran Daily Brief
- Last Modified: March 25, 2013 @ 3:42 pm
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