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17 proposed ministers receive votes of confidence

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Aug 24, IRNA
Majlis-Cabinet-Confidence Vote
Majlis deputies Wednesday gave votes of confidence to 17 ministers proposed by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

The Majlis gave its votes of confidence after several days of deliberations during which deputies spoke in favor or against the proposed ministers.

The results of the polling was announced by Majlis Speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad Adel during the open-session of Majlis this afternoon.

The result of the polling and the list of ministers are as follows:
1. Minister of Education: Ali-Akbar Ash'ari
Total votes: 284
For: 73
Against: 175
Abstention: 31
2. Minister of Communications and Information Technology:
Mohammad Soleymani
Total votes: 284
For: 220
Against: 43
Abstention: 16
3. Minister of Information: Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejeie Total votes: 284
For: 217
Against: 51
Abstention: 13
4. Minister of Economy and Finance: Davoud Danesh-Ja'fari Total votes: 284
For: 216
Against: 47
Abstention: 19
5. Minister of Foreign Affairs: Manouchehr Mottaki
Total votes: 284
For: 220
Against: 47
Abstention: 16
6. Minister of Commerce: Masoud Mir-Kazemi
Total votes: 284
For: 169
Against: 85
Abstention: 25
7. Minister of Health, Treatment and Medical Education: Kamran Baqeri-Lankarani
Total votes: 284
For: 169
Against: 86
Abstention: 27
8. Minister of Cooperatives: Ali-Reza Ali-Ahmadi
Total votes: 284
For: 105
Against: 134
Abstention: 34
9. Minister of Agriculture Jihad: Mohammad-Reza Eskandari Total votes: 284
For: 214
Against: 45
Abstention: 24
10. Minister of Justice: Jamal Karimi-Rad
Total votes: 284
For: 191
Against: 59
Abstention: 24
11. Minister of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics: Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar
Total votes: 284
For: 205
Against: 55
Abstention: 17
12. Minister of Transportation: Mohammad Rahmati
Total votes: 284
For: 214
Against: 43
Abstention: 21
13. Minister of Welfare and Social Security: Mehdi Hashemi Total votes: 284
For: 131
Against: 108
Abstention: 36
14. Minister of Industries and Mines: Ali-Reza Tahmasbi Total votes: 284
For: 182
Against: 58
Abstention: 30
15. Minister of Science, Research and Technology: Mohammad-Mehdi Zahedi
Total votes: 284
For: 144
Against: 101
Abstention: 35
16. Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance: Mohammad-Hossein Saffar-Harandi
Total votes: 284
For: 181
Against: 78
Abstention: 20
17. Minister of Labor and Social Affairs: Mohammad Jahromi Total votes: 284
For: 197
Against: 59
Abstention: 20
18. Minister of the Interior: Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi
Total votes: 284
For: 153
Against: 90
Abstention: 31
19: Minister of Housing and Urban Development: Mohammad Saeedi-Kia Total votes: 284
For: 222
Against: 31
Abstention: 25
20. Minister of Oil: Ali Saeedlou
Total votes: 284
For: 101
Against: 133
Abstention: 38
21. Minister of Energy: Parviz Fattah
Total votes: 284
For: 194
Against: 56
Abstention: 23
The number of MPs present at the Majlis scene who participated in the polling was 284.

Minister of Housing and Urban Development and Minister of Education received the highest and lowest numbers of votes of confidence in the Majlis polling, respectively.

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