Factionalism Should Not Affect Policymaking

Factionalism Should Not Affect PolicymakingFactionalism Should Not Affect Policymaking

Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani says members of the Expediency Council should draw up the general policies on elections based on the “country’s long-term interests,” emphasizing that “factionalist and political views” should not affect policymaking.  The chairman of the Expediency Council made the remarks during a meeting of the council on Saturday, IRNA reported. He highlighted the role of people in democratic elections in the Islamic Republic and said the council has been assigned a “historic” and “important” task to draw up the general policies on elections.