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Jalili refused to withdraw from presidential race in favor of Qalibaf

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Hossein Allahkaram (prominent political activist and an IRGC veteran), who supported Saeed Jalili, discussed the achievements of the last elections, the reasons behind Rouhani’s victory and the failure of the principlist current. Allahkaram disclosed that he proposed that Saeed Jalili withdraw from the race to assist with a conservative victory. He further said that in the days before the elections and following the withdrawal of Mohammad Reza Aref, there was a distinct increase in favor of Rouhani in polls, and they concluded that only the withdrawal of Jalili might help the conservative current get back into the race and be victorious. Jalili was sent a message to withdraw from the race in favor of Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf, but according to Allahkaram, had Qalibaf, Rezaei or Velayati withdrawn from the race, their votes would go to Rouhani, and only Jalili’s votes could have helped the conservatives win.


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  • Published: 2 years ago on Wednesday, 26 June 2013
  • By: Iran Daily Brief
  • Last Modified: June 26, 2013 @ 3:06 pm
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