Tehran (IP) - Iran's President hails the IRIB's initiative of preparing the TV broadcast infrastructure for the candidates of the coming parliamentary elections, describing it as an easy, cheap, inclusive, and fair opportunity.

Iran PressIran news: Attending the opening ceremony of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) project, Ebrahim Raisi said on Friday that election is both a right and a task to the people and therefore the existing capacities must be employed in such a way that the people could enjoy their right and fulfill their task to choose the bests for the next parliament. 

He noted that the people should be able to have a good choice to form a strong parliament which subsequently leads to a strong government. 

Ebrahim Raisi stressed the pivotal role of the people in the political sphere of the country as the late founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini called the people's vote the criterion to rule the country and now the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei knows people and their votes as the foundation of the country.  

He said that the advocates of democracy are numerous in the world but it is necessary to see if they are real or not. 

The Islamic Republic of Iran is getting prepared to hold the 12th parliamentary election in the country on March 1, 2024. 

Nearly 15,000 candidates will compete with each other to take 290 seats in the Iranian Parliament. 

IRIB provides equal opportunities for all candidates 

The Head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), Peyman Jebeli, in this ceremony, stated that the 24-hour channel has been provided to the candidates in as many constituencies as there are.

The IRIB chief added: "The election debates of the candidates of the 12th term of the Islamic Council will be broadcast pre-recorded."

Jebeli said: "The debates will include some general questions and mainly related to the same constituency, and the candidates can propose the desired initiatives to solve the problems of their constituency and also to contribute to the big problems that are the responsibility of the Members of Parliament."

Earlier, the head of IRIB, on the sidelines of the meeting of the government cabinet, said: "Through the coordination of the related institutions, especially the Ministry of Interior and the Guardian Council, for the first time in this election, the IRIB will launch at least 200 television channels specifically for each constituency."

He added: "In this plan, candidates are supposed to use radio and television broadcasting capabilities in addition to using other advertising capacities that were available for candidates in previous periods."

Jebeli also, regarding the broadcasting time of these channels said: "These channels will be activated during the seven days of the parliamentary election campaigns, our colleagues in the technical fields are providing the necessary equipment, which we hope will be a positive step to encourage people's participation in the elections."



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