Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Campaigning from Majlis tribune forbidden: Haddad Adel

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Tehran Times Political Desk
TEHRAN (MNA) -- Majlis Speaker Gholam Ali Haddad Adel announced on Tuesday that campaigning for presidential candidates from the Majlis tribune is forbidden.

Haddad Adel made the remark following a speech by Mohammad Qomi, an MP from Pakdasht, who had announced support for the candidacy of former Majlis speaker Mahdi Karrubi.

“We have asked all MPs to avoid speaking in favor or against any presidential candidate in the parliament.

“Naming candidates (in parliament) before or after their qualifications are confirmed implies using government facilities for campaigns. MPs should only talk about the criteria and avoid referring to personal preferences,” the Majlis speaker said."