Majlis Seeks Removing Undesirable Procedure of Registering in Presidential Election
IRAN NEWS NATIONAL DESK
TEHRAN – Spokesman to the Presiding Board of Iran’s Majlis says recent moves in Majlis for amending the election law is to stop undesirable and inappropriate process of registration in the presidential election and criticized media and unofficial spaces for creating doubts in the society.
Speaking in a press conference yesterday, Mohammad Hossein Farhangi said that what Majlis is currently seeking is that it wants to stop unpleasant and strange process of registration in the presidential election and the Guardian Council agrees this move on the whole, adding that there may be different opinions in its details.
He said amending the presidential election is for the upcoming presidential election in 2021 and the elections after it.
He said that the motive behind this move of Majlis is that every time on the eve of presidential election, the country witnesses some inappropriate and excessive registrations of candidates which harm the reputation of the country and Majlis wants to put an end to it.
He added that Majlis has its own decision and the Guardian Council has its own but all of them are for betterment of the election process.
He blasted some people who accuse Majlis of eliminating the rivals in the election and called it a politicized act which casts doubt on the performance of Majlis.
He also stated that the next Iran year’s budget is highly dependent on oil, and revenues are optimistic.
In response to the question on whether the national budget bill for next Iranian year budget (starting on March 2021) is in line with revenues and are based on optimism, minimum dependence on oil, and structural reforms, Mohammad Hossein Farhangi said: “No”, explaining that it is highly dependent on oil and the costs that have been set are inevitable.
“If the revenues are not realized, the country will face many problems,” he added.
Farhangi noted that there were different points of views among MPs on whether the bills would be approved in the parliament or not; for example, when the bill is rejected, it is referred to the government, and the government has two weeks to review it; but this time if any bill is rejected, it will be sent to the parliament directly to be discussed and evaluated instead of sending them to the commissions or settlement commission.
“If the parliament has approved the bill, it will be sent to the Budget Settlement Commission,” he concluded.