Majlis debating credentials of ministerial nominees

Iranian lawmakers have begun discussing the qualifications of President Hassan Rouhani’s proposed nominees for the three remaining vacancies in his Cabinet.

Rouhani has attended the Majlis session to defend his nominees for the Ministries of Sports and Youth; Education; and Science, Research and Technology.

On October 19, Rouhani submitted the names of the nominees to Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani for their credentials to be reviewed by the Iranian lawmakers.

The Iranian president introduced Seyyed Reza Salehi Amiri as the minister of sports and youth, Ali Asghar Fani as the education minister and Reza Faraji Dana as the minister of science, research and technology.

Rouhani appointed caretakers for the three ministries after Majlis did not grant votes of confidence to the initially-proposed nominees.

During a four-day debate in August, Majlis approved the credentials of 15 out of the 18 nominees introduced by Rouhani for his Cabinet.

Rouhani submitted his proposed Cabinet lineup during his swearing-in ceremony in Majlis on August 4 after winning Iran’s June 14 presidential election.

By Press TV

 

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