Tehran, Nov 26, IRNA – Majlis (parliament) in an open session on Wednesday endorsed President Hassan Rouhani’s fifth nominee to head Ministry of Science, Research and Technology.
The Majlis approved Mohammad Farhadi as the minister of science, research and technology with 197 votes in favor, 28 against, and 10 abstentions.
Farhadi needed half plus one of the votes to become minister.
Last 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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