Sunday, January 02, 2005

SCP to support Rowhani if Rafsanjani does not run for president: source

SCP to support Rowhani if Rafsanjani does not run for president: source: "SCP to support Rowhani if Rafsanjani does not run for president: source

TEHRAN, Jan. 1 (MNA) -- An informed source said on Saturday that if Expediency Council Chairman Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani decides not to run in the presidential election the Servants of Construction Party (SCP) will throw its support behind Hassan Rowhani, the secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, as its candidate.
“The likelihood of the candidacy of Mr. Hashemi Rafsanjani is high, but if Hashemi doesn’t participate, the Servants will back Rowhani,” the source, who requested anonymity, told the Mehr News Agency.

However, the SCP’s first choice is Rafsanjani, and it is believed that he will run, the source added."