Saturday, April 30, 2005

Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad: Wait until registration day

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Saturday, April 30, 2005 - ©2005

LONDON, April 30 (IranMania) - Tehran’s mayor said he would announce whether he will become a presidential candidate or not on registration day.

Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad, who was meeting people from Municipal District 4, told reporters that the candidates of the next presidential election will become known in 10 to 15 days, IRNA reported.

“My recommendation to the media and all concerned is to care about people’s demands rather than political parties and figures,“ he said.

Asked about Rafsanjani’s presence in the June 17 election and the decision of the conservative Coordination Council for Islamic Revolution’s Forces, he said “I am a mayor not a political analyst.“

He said discussions regarding elections are “not to the people’s advantage“.

“It will eventually become clear who are the candidates. However, more important than that are their programs and records,“ he said.

Ahmadi-Nejad added that making programs known to the public is more important than the candidate himself."