Aref calls for avoiding ochlocracy

December 8, 2018

TEHRAN – Mohammad Reza Aref, chairman of the pro-reform Hope faction in the parliament, said on Saturday that resolving the country’s problems lies in promoting national unity and avoiding to slip into ochlocracy.

Aref said the authorities should avoid demagoguery and instead focus on promoting rationality, empathy among different political groups and convergence of ideas among the elite, ISNA reported.

He added the decision-makers need to trust the people and the caring elites in resolving the problems, suggesting that in making decisions, they should listen to the independent and compassionate scholars.


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