Principlists seek coalition ahead of elections 

February 28, 2017

TEHRAN — Principlist groups will start talks on forming a coalition for the presidential election, due in May, head of Islamic Coalition Party said, ISNA reported on Monday.

Mustafa Mirsalim welcomed the idea of numerous principlist candidates for presidential election, saying that after the presidential debates they would finally conduct talks to form a coalition.

However, he suggested, numerous principlist candidates would lead to a run-off and then by forming a coalition principlist would secure a victory over President Hassan Rouhani.

MQ/PA

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