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Reformists to Issue Independent List for Next Parliamentary Polls

Reformists to Issue Independent List for Next Parliamentary Polls Reformists to Issue Independent List for Next Parliamentary Polls

Reformists will independently field and endorse their own candidates for the 2020 parliamentary election rather than aligning themselves with other political camps, says a senior lawmaker.          
"At present, given the experience we have had since 2016, the Reformists Policymaking Council has concluded that we should not form a coalition [with other parties] because we have failed to fulfill people's demands," Mohammad Reza Aref, chairman of the pro-reform Hope faction in parliament, was recently quoted as saying at a meeting with university students by IRNA. 
He was referring to the time when a reformist-backed list of candidates aligned with moderate President Hassan Rouhani won all 30 parliamentary seats in the Tehran constituency.

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