Hashemitaba calls on Iranians to vote for Rouhani

The Iranian presidential vote is scheduled to be held this Friday.

“It is my belief that Iranian ethnic and religious groups can play an equal role in the development and progress of the country”, the presidential hopeful said, adding that their talents should be utilized in the country’s management.

Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei said yesterday the electoral infractions were committed by “governors, county chiefs, district chiefs and the heads of government offices”, according to judiciary news site Mizan.

But sensitivity to allegations of fraud has risen since widespread unrest erupted over the disputed outcome of the 2009 presidential election in which dozens of people were killed and hundreds arrested, according to human rights groups.

Raisi is Rouhani’s sole major conservative rival who hopes not to lose his current sovereignty.

Iranians go to the polls Friday in what is expected to be a tight race.

Rouhani and Jahangiri have claimed if the hardliners return to power the country will revert to suffocating security atmosphere.

There are now four candidates running for presidency, including incumbent President Hassan Rouhani, Ebrahim Raisi, Mostafa Hashemitaba, and Mostafa Aqa-Mirsalim.

Iran’s first Vice President and presidential election candidate Eshaq Jahangiri announced on Tuesday to withdraw from the presidential race in order to back incumbent President Hassan Rouhani. “Bye bye, Rouhani”, roared the crowd.