Pres. Rouhani to defend his 4 proposed ministers in Parl.

MNA – The spokesman for presiding board of the Parliament Ali Asghar Yousefnejad announced that President Hassan Rouhani will attend the Iranian Parliament Saturday to defend the plans and competency of his proposed ministers.

Iran’s Parliament will hold a vote of confidence session today on Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s ministerial nominees, Yousefnejad said, underlining that the Parliament will probably last till 21:00 in the night.

“The opponents and supporters each will have about 15 minutes to comment about the proposed ministers and each pick can defend his plans for half an hour; so it will take about 6 hours to examine the process of giving vote of confidence to the proposed ministers; President Rouhani will also deliver speech about his picks for about 1 hour,” he added.

In a letter to the Parliament on Sunday, last week, Hassan Rouhani proposed new picks for labor, economy, industry and road ministries.

Mohammad Shariatmadari has been suggested for the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor, and Social Welfare, which has been run by a caretaker minister since the impeachment of Minister Ali Rabiei on August 8 by the Iranian Parliament over mismanagement.

Farhad Dejpasand, the ex-deputy head of Iran’s Budget and Planning Organization, has been proposed to take the role of economy minister.

Reza Rahmani, the deputy minister of industry and trade, is suggested for ministerial role in the same ministry.

And, Mohammad Eslami has been proposed for Ministry of Roads and Urban Development.