Jun 17, 2021 05:26 UTC
  • Voting sole way to address problems: President Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani described elections as the only way to settle the country’s problems, stressing that alienation of voters will not help address anything.

According to Tasnim news agency, addressing a cabinet session on Wednesday, Rouhani reminded Iranians that participation in the upcoming elections will strengthen and empower the establishment.

Breaking with the ballot boxes is not the solution and will not settle any problem, he emphasized.

“If there is any problem, the solution is to go to the ballot boxes. If there is a complaint from various organizations, it will be possible to address them through the ballot boxes and the Article 59 (of the Constitution),” the president said.

He invited the Iranian people to choose their favorite candidate in the Friday presidential election, reminding that an election without the presence of voters will not serve the interests of the country and the people.

The outgoing president further reminded the Interior Ministry and all provincial governors and observers to protect the votes of people, saying utmost care is required to safeguard every single vote and the election health.

The 13th presidential election in Iran will be held on June 18.

Seven candidates have been qualified by the Guardian Council to take part in the race, while three of them pulled out of the race on Wednesday.

More than 59,310,000 Iranians are eligible to vote this year.