Tehran (IP) - In the second televised debate of the 13th presidential election, the candidates expressed their views on political, economic, cultural, and social issues.

Iran PressIran News: Focusing on social gaps, Ebrahim Raisi said it is because of injustice.

The candidate emphasized that the gap is because of mismanagement in the economy and the decisions making.

He believes the pricing method and monitoring production and consumption would lead to the elimination of social gaps.

Mohsen Mehralizadeh, another candidate, said on Vienna talks and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) that Iran is on the right track.

US maximum pressure on Iran failed due to the resistance of Iranians, Mohsen Mehralizadeh said. The rights of the Iranian people must be restored, he noted.

Saeed Jalili called for a change in the behavior of politicians and political culture to gain the trust of the people.

If the budget is not reformed and the banking supervision system is not taken seriously, it will be an obstacle in the country's progress, he added.

The difficulties could not be solved with slogans and promises because the problems have economic roots, Mohsen Rezaei says.

Rezaei stated: "I have worked with all ethnic groups in my political life, and the Government of Action and Transformation will be formed of all Iranians. Hope is realized when new energy is released in society."

Abdulnasser Hemmati said that monopoly in the economy, politics, culture, and media are the main cause of inefficiency and corruption.

Hemmati also stated that the competitive market has an important role in the development of the country. Still, the government has strong responsibilities in three areas: Health, education, and addressing the vulnerable.

"Salam Government" seeks to reform the bureaucracy, which is a big problem, Amir-Hossein Ghazizadeh-Hashemi highlighted.

The Iranian presidential election will be held on June 18, 2021.


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