Sociocultural and political issues, included proposals for an inclusive government with diversity of gender, religions and origins, focused the candidates’ speeches.
Another issue consisted of the need to eliminate punitive measures imposed to the Islamic Republic and improve trade with 15 neighboring countries.
During the first debate, held on Saturday, June 5, the candidates addressed the economic issues as a central point and have not yet released which one will predominate in the June 12 meeting.
Iranian presidential elections are scheduled for June 18.
The qualified candidates to run in the presidential elections are Ebrahim Raeisi, Mohsen Rezaei, Mohsen Mehr-Alizadeh, Sa’eed Jalili, Alireza Zakani, Abdol-Nasser Hemmati y Amirhossein Ghazizadeh Hashemi, who emerged among 592 people who presented their candidacies.