211 MPs back Ahmadinejad in presidential competition

TEHRAN, May 27 (MNA) - In a statement issued on Wednesday 211 lawmakers announced unanimous support for incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the presidential race.

Ahmadinejad’s managerial and individual characteristics, his attempts to improve the national economy, and his support for Muslims around the world prompted the MPs to back him, the statement said.

 

The 295-seat parliament is controlled by the majority conservative faction.

 

On Wednesday, the minority reformist faction also declared support for Mir-Hossein Mousavi in the race for the presidential seat.

 

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