Majlis

Iran presidential inauguration scheduled for Aug. 5 with guests from 50 states’

Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi is scheduled to take an oath of office as Iran’s new president during a ceremony to be attended by a large number of foreign officials at the Parliament (Majlis) next week.

“The inauguration ceremony of the president-elect will be held at 05:00 p.m. local time (1230 GMT) on Thursday, August 5, based on what was decided today in a closed-door meeting,” Mohammad Ali Mohseni Bandpei, an MP representing the city of Nowshahr, said on Wednesday.

He also noted that the Iranian legislature will not convene next week.

Raeisi was elected Iran’s eighth president after he garnered almost 62 percent of the votes in the June 18 election with a turnout of 48.8 percent. He will succeed President Hassan Rouhani, who has served two four-year terms in office.