Latest on the Race: Furor at First Debate
At the first presidential debate on May 31, Iran’s eight presidential candidates spent more time arguing over the quiz show format than debating each other. Tensions erupted when the moderator asked yes-or-no and multiple choice questions. “I’m not answering these questions,” said Mohammad Reza Aref (left). “I answered test questions 40 or 50 years ago.” Hassan Rouhani scolded the moderator, warning that the public also probably found the format “offensive.” The television station should have consulted with each candidate’s staff beforehand, said the cleric. Mohsen Rezai complained that the program did not allow candidates to engage directly with each another. Saeed Jalili and Gholam Ali Haddad-Adel refused to answer the questions. The moderator gave up after question eight, reportedly leaving 16 questions unasked.
Veröffentlicht am 5. Juni 2013 in Gesetze, Iran Election 2013, Medien, Meinungen, Politik und mit Ali Akbar Velayati, Chamenei, Debate, Election 2013, Gesetze, Gholam Ali Haddad-Adel, Human Rights, Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Medien, Menschenrechte, Mohammad Reza Aref, Mohsen Rezaee, Politik, Saeed Jalili getaggt. Setze ein Lesezeichen auf den Permalink. Kommentare deaktiviert für Latest on the Race: Furor at First Debate.