Ali Larijani, former Iranian Parliament Speaker, who registered at the election center in the Ministry of Internal Affairs building in the capital, Tehran, told reporters that the country’s problems cannot be solved with populist and token steps.
Stating that he decided to be a candidate in the last week and that he would enter the elections independently, not with the support of the conservative or reformist wing, Larijani said that his government would not be a continuation of President Hassan Rouhani.
Arguing that the country’s administration should not fall into the hands of extremists and concessions, Larijani said, “The field of international politics does not calm down with emotionally harsh slogans. The desired administration will be with less slogans and powerful actions.”
In addition to Larijani, the son of former President Ali Akbar Hashimi Rafsanjani, Tahran Provincial Assembly Speaker Muhsin Haşimi and Tabriz Deputy Mesud Pizishkiyan also applied for candidacy.