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  • What were Iranian presidential candidates\' key sentences in economic debate?
    What were Iranian presidential candidates\' key sentences in economic debate?

Pars Today- The first TV debate of the candidates of the 14th round of the Iranian presidential election was held on economic topics on Monday night, June 17.

In the first debate of the 14th round of presidential election, which was held on Monday night, Masood Pezeshkian, Mostafa Poormohammadi, Saeed Jalili, Alireza Zakani, Seyyed Amir Hossein Qazizadeh Hashemi and Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf answered the questions of experts according to drawing ballots. These candidates explained their programs on the economic issues and answered the questions of the experts and also presented their views on the statements raised by other candidates. In this topic from Pars Today, we have chosen parts of their statements and reviewed key phrases they used in the debate.

Qazizadeh Hashemi: We should take care about the false instructions of the World Bank

Amir Hossein Qazizadeh Hashemi was the first candidate who answered the questions posed by economic experts. Qazizadeh Hashemi said, "We believe in obtaining and using the global experiences, but we consider both the correct and failed experiences."

In view of this presidential candidate, many countries have faced with serious problems due to following the WB policies in the field of economy.

Qalibaf: We should pay special attention to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and BRICS

Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf was the second candidate who answered the questions of experts in the time limit given to him. The 14th presidential election candidate, saying that a president should be elected that will guarantee resolving problems, made it clear,

"Removal of sanctions, measure vs. measure in the field of sanctions, and heeding the domains such as SCO, BRICS and the like should be put on the agenda."

Pezeshkian: It is necessary to bring producers and trade chambers to the field of decision-making

Masood Pezeshkian was the third candidate in the first round of the presidential debates who answered the questions of the experts. This presidential candidate said, "The execution of the 7th Development Plan requires the presence and participation of all regardless of differences and usage of prominent experts rather than factional and corporate ones, i.e. those who are elite and academic."

Stating that every economic approach should end in the reduction of inflation, he added,

"We should give space to producers, trade chamber, and all those who are participating in production in a bid to play a role in decision-making and activities."

Jalili: Capital absorption is not the only condition for the materialization of economic growth

Saeed Jalili was another candidate of the presidential election in Iran who answered the questions of the experts on economic issues. He said, "The requirement to materialize economic growth is not limited to capital absorption, rather, what is more important is to let each and every one in the society participate while the government is playing its role."

Jalili went on to say,

"The government should provide the ground for each individual of the nation who has the talent and will to play a role."

Zakani: Wealth should be distributed justly

Alireza Zakani was the fifth candidate in Iran's presidential election who used his time to answer the questions posed by experts on economic issues. This candidate said, "As in the field of production, it should be taken into consideration to give up the crude sale and set the ground for presenting the final product with the value added."

He also made it clear,

"People's participation should be facilitated based on the law. With reliance on technology, we can shorten the processes and make the tools smaller, and with bringing the people in the economy and finally for creation of wealth, just distribution will be done."

Poormohammadi: Economic problems don't have economic solutions necessarily

Mostafa Poormohammadi was the last presidential candidate who answered the questions of experts in economic fields. He said that economic problems do not have economic solutions necessarily and added,

"With national and managerial ability problems can be resolved, but we should appreciate the specialized views. We are policy-makers. Through the support of expertise, we should determine priorities with the views of people and experts."

Poormohammadi said that today's world is a world of knowledge, technology, expertise, and experience, and added, "Financial stability is the key to economic progress in every society."

It should be reminded that the early 14th presidential election will be held in Iran on June 28 because of the helicopter crash that led to the martyrdom of President Raeisi and his companions onboard one month ago.


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