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Iran parliament says 'yes' to 16 cabinet picks

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Aug 20, IRNA -- Sixteen proposed ministers out of 18 were successful in getting the confidence votes of Iranian lawmkers on Sunday.

All ministerial nominees except the nominee for minister of energy Habibollah Bitaraf received the vote of confidence.

The vote came today after five days of marathon parliamentary debates while the posts for two ministries of Energy and Science, Research and Technology are yet to be decided.

President Hassan Rouhani was re-elected as the president for a second term after winning a landmark victory on May 19.

President Rouhani took office on August 5. Then, he proposed 17 out of 18 nominees for ministerial posts of his cabinet.


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