Saturday, September 25, 2004

Servants of Construction Party supports Rafsanjani as presidential nominee

Description of Selected News: "Servants of Construction Party supports Rafsanjani as presidential nominee

Tehran Times Political Desk
TEHRAN (MNA) –- The Servants of Construction Party (SCP) will support Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani as its candidate to run in the next presidential election, SCP central council member Mohammad Hashemi said.

“The Servants of Construction Party has not changed its policy and believes that Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani is the best candidate to run for president,” he told the Mehr News Agency.

Rafsanjani served as president from 1989 to 1997. The constitution bars a president from serving more than two consecutive terms.

So far Rafsanjani has neither confirmed nor denied that he is interested in running for president.

Certain groups within the country’s political factions have announced that they support Rafsanjani’s nomination."

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