parliament member: Public regard for Hashemi due to malfunctioning previous administrations

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Publish Date: 9:36 - 18 May 2013
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Tehran, YJC. A member of the Principalist group of the Majlis believes that although a charismatic figure, Hashemi has met public favor rather for a bad record by previous administrations.

Abdolvahid Fayyazi said "Hashemi is reaping what he sowed before, but he is not the one to carry us through this difficult pass. The image kept of Hashemi is a charismatic figure of the war and post-war eras when he could accomplish much. This image, though, is due to the malfunctions of the previous administrations.”

He added that meanwhile the presence of Hashemi will not favor Qalibaf, taking away much of the latter’s vote.

He also believed that the present Hashemi is much different from that of the 80s and 90s, having undergone transmutations into different modes of thought.

Fayyazi believed that from his experience of the Hashemi administration in the 90s, he deems it far from possible that the former President would be able to carry the country through its present dilemma.

He then pointed to Hashemi’s recent speeches in foreign policy, believing them to raise some concern.

Hashemi had lately said that Iran has no intention of enmity toward Israel and plans to improve its foreign relations.

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