Mohammed Saidi-Kia, Former Minister for Housing & Urban Development of Islamic Republic of Iran, has officially announced his nomination for the upcoming presidential election in Iran which is scheduled to be held on 14 June 2013. Saidi-Kia is the first candidate who announced his nomination officially.
“I will take part in the next election as an independent candidate and I won’t attend any special political parties. Base on the current national and international conditions and in order to stabilize the local situations we need to make efficient connections with other countries in world.” Mohammed Saidi-Kia said. Accordingly he will start his campaign from 10th of Bahman.
He censured the economical structure of the current government which is depending on the revenue of oil sales and called for changes to system. “I will follow the guidelines of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader, in social issues.”
Saidi-Kia has previously served as the head of the Ministry of Roads and Transportation in the governments of Mir Hossein Mousavi and Akbar Rafsanjani. He is graduated from the University of Amir Kabir based in Tehran. Mohammed Saidi-Kia was the Minster for Housing & Urban Development until three years ago when Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian President, dissolved that Ministry. Mohammed Saidi-Kia held the Chairmanship of the Second Bureau of APMCHUD from May 2008 to August 2009.