Sunday, January 09, 2005

Reformists seek a way to reach consensus: IRMO secretary general

Reformists seek a way to reach consensus: IRMO secretary general: "Reformists seek a way to reach consensus: IRMO secretary general

TEHRAN, Jan. 9 (MNA) – Mohammad Salamati, the secretary general of the Islamic Revolution Mojahedin Organization (IRMO), stressed here Saturday the need by the reformists to reach a consensus over a candidate for the next presidential election.
Conducting an opinion poll is one way to help the Second of Khordad front reach a consensus, he told the Mehr News Agency.

In response to a question on what stance the IRMO would adopt if the reformist parties fielded former Majlis speaker Mahdi Karrubi for presidential candidate, Salamati said, “Members of the Second of Khordad coordination council seek a way to reach a consensus.”

The IRMO secretary general stated that having different candidates from one faction in elections is natural and expressed hope the reformists would agree on a single candidate in the months left to the presidential poll.

Asked what position the IRMO would take in case former science minister Mostafa Moein was disqualified by the Guardian Council, Salamti said “We have not yet held a serious discussion in this regard and I think it’s quite improbable for him to be disqualified.”"