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News ID: 1396
Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 15:49 - 17 June 2013
Tehran, YJC. Shariatmadari has said that despite common belief, Rouhani does not owe his presidency to Reformists.

Managing Director of Keyhan Hossein Shariatmadari has written in his column "Attempts are being made to show that the publically elected Hassan Ruhani owes his presidency to the Reform support.”

"It must be mentioned that not only is Ruhani not obliged to Reformists, but it is Reformists for whom the rise of Rouhani to power provides an occasion to come to the political stage,” he adds.

Shariatmadari also states "The anomalous economic conditions of the country and especially unbridled inflation and spasmodic increase in prices, accompanied by extensive slander directed at the incumbent administration regardless of its outstanding and sometimes unique services on one hand and the administration keeping itself busy with side issues and its unpardonable disregard for people’s livelihood problems on the other had a great role in conveying the votes to Mr. Rouhani. Therefore, Dr. Rouhani must be obliged to the deviant circle infiltrating the government rather than to thank the Executives and Reform claimants.”


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