Source: Islamic Republic News Agency
Presidentˈs Advisor Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei on Sunday highlighted the need to win public trust about healthy performance of the upcoming presidential election.
Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei (right) with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
In an exclusive interview with IRNA, Rahim Mashaei said that the government will make every effort to hold an enthusiastic election like the elections held duing the past 33 years.
He said the President and interior minister would take measures to guarantee the soundness of elections since confidence building in people before and after the elections would lead to glory of the national epic.
Election Mirage - cartoon by Mana Neyestani
Elsewhere in his interview he said that the government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad suffered heavy pressure from the sanctions. He termed the sanctions ˈunprecedentedˈ.
Blaming the government for mismanagement which caused economic problems is ˈunfairˈ, he added.
Rahim Mashaei said that in order to overcome economic problems created by the enemies ˈwe should hold a healthy and enthusiastic electionˈ.
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