President names 5th nominee for ministry of science

Tehran, Nov 19, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday introduced Mohammad Farhadi to Majlis (Parliament) as his fifth nominee for the post of Minister of Science, Research and Technology.

In a letter to Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani, President Rouhani introduced Farhadi as his nominee for the post.

Farhadi is presently serving as the head of the Red Crescent Society of Iran.

On Tuesday, Majlis turned down Rouhani’s fourth nominee Fakhreddin Ahmadi Danesh-Ashtiani.

Danesh-Ashtiani failed to obtain a vote of confidence when 171 lawmakers voted against him, 70 in favor, and 13 abstained.



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