Farhadi receives vote of confidence

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 session was held in the presence of President Hassan Rouhani during which he urged the lawmakers to support his nominee. It was attended by 235 lawmakers and chaired by Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani.

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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