Televised debates likely to be cancelled

TEHRAN, May 26 (MNA) MP Fatemeh Alia stated on Tuesday that televised debates among presidential candidates may be cancelled as certain candidates have expressed displeasure over the move. However, she said the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting should go ahead with holding the debates.

Talking to the MNA, she noted that debates between candidates make people more conscious of issues than debate between their representatives.    


 Ahmadinejad is far ahead of Mousavi 


Rouhollah Hosseinian stated on Tuesday that latest statistics indicate that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad enjoys 20% more support than Mousavi. 


He also said some newspapers had announced that just 80 MPs back Ahmadinejad in the presidential race while 205 MPs have signed a petition expressing their support for the incumbent president to clear up such ambiguities.


 Mousavi will grab 70% of votes 


Abdolvahed Mousavi-Lari stated on Tuesday that some opinion polls conducted by official bodies indicate that Mousavi will grab 70-80% of the votes in the election.  


Talking to reporters in Gorgan, the member of reformist Association of Combatant Clerics said that polls show that 60% of people will not vote for Ahmadinejad.


He noted that Mousavi’s votes are increasing in an accelerating rate as the election date is approaching.







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