Hezbollah of Iran:
After eliminating Ahmadinejad's name and adding names such as Mohammad Bagher Kharrazi, Seyyed Hassan Khomeini, Hassan Rohani, Qalibaf, Mohsen Rezaei and Hossein Kanani-Moghaddam to its list of presidential candidates, the organization known as "Hezbollah Iran," published a new list suggesting ministers for the tenth administration, ranking Ahmadinejad as the third choice to head the ministry of roads!
Coinciding with Ahmad Jannati's remarks about the forthcoming presidential elections in June 2009, the Hezbollah coalition, which is headed by Mohammad Bagher Kharrazi, yesterday published a list which, according to the organization's officials, includes the names of possible ministers in the tenth (next) administration.
According to the organization's slate, the most suitable candidate for the tenth presidential election in Iran is none other than the organization's secretary general, Mohammad Bagher Kharrazi and, as reported by the Fararu news website, Seyyed Hassan Khomeini and Hassan Rowhani are listed as the second and third choices for presidency. In addition, Qalibaf, Mohsen Rezaei and Hossein Kanani-Moghaddam (secretary general of Hezbollah Iran) are listed as the first to third choices for vice presidency.
Another interesting point of the slate provided by Hezbollah is the mixture of various figures in the tenth administration's cabinet, such that members of the country's various political factions are present on the slate.
Although nine months remain until the tenth presidential election, discussions among Principalists (Osoolgarayan) on who should run for presidency are heating up and, although it is expected that Ahmadinejad would be a major candidate of the faction, conflicting and at times negative reports and remarks have been heard in recent days regarding his participation.
Noting that Ahmadinejad is not the organization's candidate, Hossein Kanani-Moghaddam announced on Monday, "The Hezbollah coalition strategic council's grassroots advice to Mr. Ahmadinejad is not to run in the tenth presidential election."
The head of Hezbollah coalition strategic council noted scandals associated with the ninth administration, particularly in the past year, as reasons for the Hezbollah coalition strategic council's decision not to include Ahmadinejad on its slate, adding, "Events that took place toward the end of ninth administration's tenure, particularly in economic issues, central bank, interior ministry, removal of certain individuals from cabinet and entrance of new individuals, and issues arising especially with respect to the Palestinian issue are among controversies that caused the strategic council not to consider the country's incumbent president as a candidate in the tenth presidential election."