Iran president due at Majlis to defend nominations for Cabinet

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is set to appear to before the Majlis to defend his choices for the positions of the 11th country’s administration’s Cabinet.

Rouhani will attend Majlis session on Monday in which the Iranian lawmakers will discuss votes of confidence to his proposed Cabinet members.

During his first press conference on August 6, Rouhani said he had chosen his cabinet based on their competency, the country’s conditions and need for experienced people.

“We felt that we do not have time to make mistakes once again and there should be people with enough experience and expertise in the Cabinet,” Rouhani added.

Iran’s president unveiled the proposed list of nominees for his Cabinet during his inauguration ceremony on August 4 in Majlis.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei endorsed Rouhani for a four-year term in office as Iran’s new president in a ceremony on August 3.

Rouhani won the June 14 presidential election with 50.7 percent of a total of 36, 704, 156 ballots. Voter turnout in the election was 72.7 percent.

By Press TV


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