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Seventeen of 21 proposed cabinet members get confidence vote

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Aug 24, IRNA
Iran-Cabinet-Majlis
Seventeen out of the 21-member proposed cabinet of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, managed to receive vote of confidence from seventh Majlis here on Wednesday.

Following amendment of the Islamic Republic of Iran's Constitution in 1989 and removal of the premiership post, five proposed cabinets of three presidents managed to receive the parliamentary vote of confidence for the first time.

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani's first cabinet managed to gain 4,486 (79.13 percent) out of 5,669 votes (compared to 903 (15.92 percent) no votes and 280 (4.93 percent) votes in abstention) in its favor in a parliamentary polling on August 30, 1989.

Mohammad Khatami managed to garner highest (249 votes) number of votes in the polling to become Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance.

The second cabinet of Rafsanjani, however, gained 4,950 (77.86 percent) out of 5,895 votes (compared to 704 (11.94 percent) no votes and 601 (10.19 percent) votes in abstention) in its favor in a parliamentary polling on August 16, 1993.

Ali-Reza Marandi managed to receive highest (246 votes) number of votes in the polling to turn Minister of Health.

The first cabinet of Iran's seventh president Seyed Mohammad Khatami swept 4,571 (79.06 percent) out of 5,781 votes (compared to 841 (14.54 percent) no votes and 369 (6.38 percent) votes in abstention) in its favor in a parliamentary polling on August 20, 1997.

Mohammad Saeedi-Kia managed to garner highest (256 votes) number of votes in the polling to become Minister of Construction Jihad.

The second cabinet of Iran's eight president Seyed Mohammad Khatami, however, gained 3,690 (70.35 percent) out of 5,246 votes (compared to 1,227 (23.38 percent) no votes and 329 (6.27 percent) votes in abstention) in its favor in a parliamentary polling on July 24, 2001.

Safdar Hosseini managed to garner highest (221 votes) number of votes in the polling to become Minister of Labor and Social Affairs.

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