Iranian MP Criticizes Interior Ministry for Registering 686 Candidates for Upcoming Presidential Election

Iranian MP Criticizes Interior Ministry for Registering 686 Candidates for Upcoming Presidential Election1

Iranian MP Criticizes Interior Ministry for Registering 686 Candidates for Upcoming Presidential Election

During the recent days, more than 600 people have registered their names for Iran’s upcoming presidential election at the Interior Ministry’s election headquarters. Only 38 out of 686 registered candidates are famous and known politicians.

Vice Chairman of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Mansour Haghighat-Pour said on Saturday that Islamic Republic need to set rigid laws with regard to people who are interested in registering their names for elections. He even believes that Iran’s judiciary service must sue those breaking Islamic Republic’s face.

“Unfortunately, there are many bugs and problems in Iranian constitution. Accordingly, a large number of people have registered their names to take part in upcoming presidential election. Last year, Iran’s parliament was about passing new rules to limit people for registering in presidential election, but the local government announced its disagreement with Majlis on this subject.” Mansour Haghighat-Pour addressed a group of reporters in Tehran.

“Some nominees are trying to humiliate people and Islamic Republic by registering their names for presidential election. We must set some limits in order to filter people who are interested in running for country’s top-job.” Haghighat-Pour added.

Mansour Haghighat-Pour also believes that Iran’s judiciary service can even take these people to national courts. “In fact, such behaviors from politicians and ordinary people with regard to presidential election are in some way punishable. I personally ask judiciary service to review these cases.”

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