Presidential candidate dismisses rumors on quitting presidential race
Iranian Presidential candidate Mostafa Hashemi Taba on Saturday dismissed rumors on his quitting the presidential race in favor of another presidential candidate.

 “I am still involved in the election campaign and I have not left the presidential race,” He told IRNA.

There were rumors in the Iranian social networks and cyberspace that Hashemi Taba has quitted the presidential race in favor of another presidential hopeful.

Mostafa Hashemi-Taba was a vice president under former Presidents late Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a former minister of industries, and the former head of the Sports Organization.

All Iranian compatriots with the aim of participation in determining their country’s future through participation in the presidential elections may go to the polling stations on Friday May 19, 2017 and cast their votes.

Ebrahim Raeisi, the custodian of Imam Reza (AS) holy shrine, Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri, Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, former minister of culture and Islamic guidance Mostafa Mirsalim and former minister of physical education Mostafa Hashemi Taba, as well as President Hassan Rouhani are the six candidates to compete in the forthcoming presidential elections.

Over 56 million Iranians are eligible to vote in Iran’s 12th presidential elections, according to Ali Asghar Ahmadi, head of the Election Headquarters of the Interior Ministry.

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News Code: 15916  |  Date: 2017/05/14  |  Time: 9 : 51

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