‘Rafsanjani suggested Jahangiri presidential candidacy’ 

April 16, 2017

TEHRAN – First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri registered for presidential candidacy upon a suggestion by the late Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a member of the board of directors of reformists’ supreme election council has said.

Speaking to ISNA on Sunday, Hossein Marashi also said that Jahangiri is also favored by President Hassan Rouhani to run alongside him as a reserve candidate.

Marashi said Jahangiri was chosen from a list which included Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh.

SP/PA
 

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