Sharafi: Iranians Losing Trust in President Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani in Iran

Although the Iranian government is taking important steps to improve the country’s economy, analysts and politicians say Iranians are losing trust in President Hassan Rouhani.

Before winning the 2013 presidential elections in Iran, Hassan Rouhani promised to enhance the Iranian economy. It is good to know that the economy of Iran is extremely affected by sanctions imposed by world powers over the country’s nuclear program.

Up until now, the Iranian government under the management of President Rouhani has failed to implement its economic plans in the country. At the same time, the government is planning to run the next stage of the national subsidy reform plan in the hope of cutting state expenses on fuel.

“As the Iranian government has not made any noticeable improvement in the lives of ordinary people, Iranians are losing trust in President Rouhani. Although Iranians are widely requested to opt out of subsidy plan, more than 90% of Iranians are still interested in receiving cash subsidy from the government. This proves that Iranians don’t support the economic plans of Rouhani’s administration,” Economist Hossein Sharafi said on Tuesday.

Sharafi went on to say that President Rouhani should try to recover his reputation in the community. “Although Hassan Rouhani won the presidential election with a landslide victory, statistics show that he is losing his popularity among people and even fans,”

According to Hossein Sharafi, Iranians are mostly opposed to implementing the second phase of the subsidy reform plan in the country.

“In my opinion, President Hassan Rouhani needs to revise his decision with regard to running the subsidy reform plan in the country. Over the past few months, he had not made any positive changes to the country’s economy. So the subsidy reform will be definitely useless for the Iranian economy at this time.” Sharafi added.

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