TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will run in the upcoming elections for a second term in office, one of his advisors said.
"Naturally [Ahmadinejad] will become a candidate for the next election and will put himself before the people's vote. Of course he is doing this to complete his duties," Aliakbar Javanfekr the president's media advisor, told Reuters on Wednesday.
"He will run for election again to see his programs bear fruit," he said in another Wednesday interview with AFP.
This is the first time that one of Ahmadinejad's top government members confirms speculations about the president's decision to compete in the presidential elections.
This is while several other political figures have already announced their candidacy for the presidential race.
Meanwhile according to Iranian media reports, Mir-Hossein Mousavi, the country's former prime minister may nominate himself for the elections.
The economy is expected to be a major determining issue in the elections, which are scheduled for June 12.