President, judiciary chief to attend opening of new Iranian Parliament

Tasnim – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Judiciary Chief Hojatoleslam Seyed Ebrahim Raeisi, and Secretary of the Guardian Council Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati will attend the opening session of the new Iranian Parliament, a lawmaker said.

Speaking to Tasnim on Tuesday, spokesperson for the Parliament’s presiding board said Rouhani is going to deliver a speech at the opening of the new Parliament on Wednesday, which will be attended by the country’s top judge and the Guardian Council secretary.

Asadollah Abbasi said the oldest lawmakers will from a transitional presiding board at the opening session of the new Parliament before a speech from the interior minister about the process of the parliamentary elections.

The transitional presiding board will then decide on a date to hold a session to endorse the credentials of the new MPs and elect an official presiding board, he added.

Abbasi also noted that unlike previous new Parliaments, the new lawmakers will not visit the mausoleum of late founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini due to the outbreak of coronavirus and the need to observe the health regulations.