TEHRAN -- President-elect Ebrahim Raisi says making reforms in the administrative system, creating job opportunities and fighting COVID-19 will be among his topmost priorities after he takes office in less than two months.
“What has preoccupied my mind more than everything is the issue of occupation. The issue of coronavirus that the people are grappling with has also preoccupied my mind,” he said in his first televised interview.
Raisi said his administration will also focus on increasing the availability of housing for the public as pledged during his election campaign.
However, people are aware that some measures will take time, he said ,adding his administration will make utmost efforts to solve problems as soon as possible.
The president-elect also said he intends to maintain close interaction with the people. Raisi called for national unity to overcome the problems the country is struggling with.
The incumbent judiciary chief was elected Iran’s eighth president after he garnered about 62 percent of the votes in the June 18 election. He will succeed President Hassan Rouhani, who has served two four-year terms in office.
The election was held amid a toxic propaganda campaign by the United States as well as its Western and regional allies trying to portray the vote as “undemocratic.”
Raisi will assume office on August 3 after being sworn in.