Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Iranian President Plans To Withdraw From Political Stage

Image-6869President of Iran Mahmud Ahmadinejad plans to leave the political scene after his second term ends next year.
Al Arabiya television station reported on Monday (18/6), Ahmadinejad said he felt he had been enough to lead Iran so far. "Twice the period of leadership is enough," Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying by the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.

Ahmadinejad promised not to follow in the footsteps of Russian leader Vladimir Putin, who is ambitious to re-occupy seats in the upcoming 2017 elections. Although Russia is a close ally of Iran, Iran considers Putin able to become president because of cheating in elections after serving as prime minister in 1999 to 2000.

The Iranian constitution limits each president to a maximum of only being able to undergo two periods of leadership. Ahmadinejad, who has an engineering degree, said he would return to the field of scientific research at the university. But he stressed that he continued to carry out political activities from the campus.

Ahmadinejad is the sixth Iranian president and has served since August 3, 2005. He is the strongest political figure in the Development Alliance Party, a joint conservative group in the Mullah State. He replaced Muhammad Khatami. Since then he is considered to be a controversial figure because of his stern attitude and statements, especially concerning the United States and Israel that oppose the nuclear power plant project.

Opposition supporters of Mir-Hussein Mussavi had protested against Ahmadinejad's victory in the 2009 presidential election because it was considered fraudulent.

Conspiracy / The Truth Seeker Media

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