TEHRAN, May 23 (MNA) -- Reformist presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi issued a statement on Saturday describing his comprehensive economic plan.

Mousavi’s plan addresses major issues such as inflation, poverty, housing, unemployment, conservation, exports, and privatization.


“The first principle and the key to resolving Iran’s economic woes is reforming the executive branch (of government) and redefining the administration,” the statement said.


Evasion of the law, insufficient transparency, excessive centralization, disorder in financial affairs, and incompetence are some of the most important shortcomings of the current administration, it noted.


“Iran’s economy is reliant on oil and a lack of transparency in this area is even more harmful than in other sectors. Oil contracts are not sent to the Majlis and lawmakers are unaware of the country’s oil contracts,” he added.


Transparency in oil contracts will facilitate the attraction of domestic and foreign investment and can prevent the waste of enormous resources in the oil sector, the statement said.


The four presidential candidates, incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, National Confidence Party leader Mahdi Karroubi, Expediency Council Secretary Mohsen Rezaii, who was formerly the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, and former prime minister Mir-Hossein Mousavi officially started their electoral campaigns on Wednesday.





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