Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Mohammad Reza Bahonar - Third Iranian rightist victory awaited

Iran News - Third Iranian rightist victory awaited: "Third Iranian rightist victory awaited

Wednesday, June 01, 2005 - ©2005 IranMania.com
LONDON, May 31 (IranMania) - A top rightist activist said after winning the council and parliamentary elections, it is important for conservatives to clinch victory in the ninth presidential elections because people will gain nothing from lack of harmony between the executive and legislative branches.

Speaking to members of bazaar and guild associations, Mohammad Reza Bahonar said the failure to succeed on the ’third stage’ would foil the past two achievements, according to Iran Daily.

“The executive branch is mainly responsible for events that occur at the national level and has the most impact on our social lives,“ he said.

Noting that having a non-rightist president would be the “beginning of troubles“, Bahonar, who is also the first vice speaker, said the people are tired of constant, unhelpful political bickering among members of the majority faction.

On Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani’s candidacy, he said the former president is one of the top trusted revolutionary figures. “We want him to stay on the scene, but insist at the same time that younger people should be allowed a bigger role in running state affairs.“

Bahonar also said we need to reach a point where the country can be run in the best manner even when it is not possible to use Rafsanjani’s political skills."