Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Iran News - Mehralizadeh candidacy finalized

Iran News - Mehralizadeh candidacy finalized: " Mehralizadeh candidacy finalized

Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - ©2005 IranMania.com
LONDON,April 26 (IranMania) - The spokewoman for Mohsen Mehralizadeh, a probable presidential candidate, declared on Tuesday Mehralizadeh's final decision to nominate himself as a "presidential candidate." Fatemeh Khatami told reporters that Mehralizade had finalized his decision to be a presidentisl candidate for June 17 election, maintaining his promotional activities are ready to begin.

Asked about Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani's candidacy for presidential election and its impact on Mehralizadeh's decision, the spokeswoman responded that Rafsanjani was a valuable figure of the 1979 Islamic Revolution and his presence as a candidate for 9th presidential election would likely add fire to the oven of election.

"He [Mehralizadeh] has not yet made a decision in this regard. The candidacy of both Mehralizadeh and Rafsanjani do not contradict," she added.

She further stated that an electoral environment had not yet been created in the country and most people were not motivated to gather information from candidates, adding the situation would be better approaching to the election date.

Mehralizadeh, now a presidential candidate, had not the time for interview by reporters in his trip to Ardebil to inagurate five sports projects in the province."