TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) –- The Iran Specialists Association (ISA), which supports a market economy, says it favors meritocracy for forming an efficient government. Its director general Mahdi Nasirizadeh said here Friday that the association will not pick up its economic team from the persons within the country’s two main political factions if it succeeds to win the presidential election.

“We have many independent economic experts in Iran who can reform the country’s economic system,” he told the Mehr News Agency.


Nasirizadeh stressed that the ISA pursues the policy of reducing the size of the government with the aim to boost the private sector.


“Our preferred political-security team will include all the various political and social currents in Iran,” he went on to say, adding that the association has established seven expert committees that will compile the plans of the next government in four main categories.


These categories include attempts to promote the efficiency of the administration, to establish a capable social security system, to empower the private sector and to boost relations with the outside world, Nasirizadeh explained.


The director general added that the committees would determine the structure of government down to the level of deputy ministers, governor-generals and ambassadors. 


He further announced that the Iran Specialists Association is due to hold the country’s first great presidential congress after the Islamic Revolution in late February.


“Our presidential candidates will announce their stances in the congress, to be attended by 12 thousand people, and we will finally reach a consensus over our preferred candidate at the same day,” he stated.  


The presidential election will be held in May or June next year. The Interior Ministry and the Guardian Council have not yet reached an agreement on the exact date of the election. 



















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