TV to broadcast 6 televised debates

TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) – National TV will broadcast 6 debates as official presidential campaigns begin from May 21. Ezzatollah Zarghami, the TV director, also said that election programs have increased 30 percent in recent days.

Karroubi announces his priorities


Presidential contender Karroubi stated on Thursday that economy, foreign policy, citizenship and women rights form the cornerstone of his priorities if he wins the presidential campaign.


In a meeting with the leader of Armenians in Esfahan, Karroubi said that he is trying to build a prideful country.


Talking in the Technical University of Esfahan on Wednesday, he also said a candidate who has not worked within a party can not succeed even if he wins the votes.


On naming cabinet members, the contender said he has some views on the cabinet makeup but he has not consulted with anyone yet. He added that it is not advisable to name any person now.


Mousavi is ready for televised debates


Former deputy interior minister for political and security affairs Mostafa Tajzadeh stated on Thursday that Mir Hossein Mousavi welcomes televised debates.


He noted that reformists will face shortages in airing their views through radio and TV. He added that national TV has no interesting programs even as the election date is approaching.


Talking in a press conference in Ahvaz, Tajzadeh predicted that Mousavi will win the polls if more than 50 percent of people participate in the election.






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