A supporter of Mirhossein Mousavi,
presidential candidate and former Iranian Prime Minister, helps tie a
green ribbon onto a woman at Mousavi's campaign office in Tehran May 26,
2009. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
May 27 (Xinhua) -- Iran's presidential hopeful Mir-Hossein Mousavi takes the
lead in 10 major Iranian cities, the local Press TV reported Wednesday, citing a
The poll conducted in Iran's 10 big cities showed
that Mousavi is surpassing the incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad by 4
percent, the report said.
Some 38 percent of the people expressed their support
for Mousavi while 34 percent others supported Ahmadinejad.
Similarly, in an opinion poll conducted by Iran's
state TV IRIB last week, Mousavi also enjoyed the lead in the capital city of
Tehran with 47 percent of the votes, while 43 percent of the votes went to
Mousavi, who is considered the major rival of
Ahmadinejad in the presidential elections on June 12, has repeatedly criticized
the incumbent government's economic policy which he called an alms-based one.
He accused the administration under Ahmadinejad of
releasing faulty figures to the public to avoid criticism of its performance.
On Saturday, Mousavi also accused the incumbent
president of "disgracing" the Iranian nation on the international scene.
Mousavi, who claimed to represent the reformist camp,
is a politician, painter and architect, and was prime minister of Iran from 1981
to 1989 under the then President Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
He was the last prime minister of Iran before a
change in the constitution which removed the post.
Two other candidates -- former Parliament Speaker
Mehdi Karroubi and former Revolutionary Guards chief Mohsen Rezaei -- were also
qualified to compete for the next presidency.
Women walk past a picture of
presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi (R) and former President
Mohammad Khatami in Tehran May 26, 2009. (Xinhua/Reuters
Iran's presidential hopeful says
Ahmadinejad disgraced Iranians
Former Iranian Prime Minister and Iran's
upcoming presidential election reformist candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi
addresses during an election campaign in Teheran, capital of Iran, May 24,
2009. Mousavi put forward his new economic policies as he addressed the
rally on Sunday.(Xinhua/Ahmad Halabisaz)
May 24 (Xinhua) -- Iran's presidential hopeful Mir-Hossein Mousavi said that
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has disgraced Iranians, local Press TV
Presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi accused
President Ahmadinejad of "disgracing" the Iranian nation on the international
scene, the report said. Full story
Iran's reformist presidential hopeful
unveils economic plan
24 (Xinhua) -- Iran's reformist presidential hopeful Mir-Hossein Mousavi has
issued a statement describing his comprehensive economic plan, local English
daily Tehran Times reported on Sunday.
The plan of Mousavi, who served as Iran's prime minister
from 1981 to 1989, addresses major issues such as inflation, poverty, housing,
unemployment, conservation, exports and privatization, the report said. Full story
Iran's president defends foreign,
TEHRAN, May 23
(Xinhua) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Saturday defended his
much-criticized foreign and economic policies as campaigns were heating up for
the June 12 presidential election.
"The Iranian government has realized great objectives in
its foreign policy," the English-language channel Press TV quoted Ahmadinejad as
saying at a press conference for Iranian media. Full story
A supporter carrying a picture of
Mirhossein Mousavi, former Iranian Prime Minister and presidential
candidate, as she holds a green cloth, the symbolic colour of Mousavi's
campaign, in Tehran, May 25, 2009. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)