Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 2
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Mehdi Chamran, the nominee of the conservatives has been elected as chairman of the Tehran City Council.
During a voting session on Sept. 2, members of the Tehran City Council elected Chamran as chairman by 18 out of 31 votes, Iran's Fars news agency reported.
Chamran succeeds Ahmad Masjed Jamei, a reformist politician who held the post for one year since last September.
Masjed Jamei received 13 votes and failed to be reelected as chairman of the capital city council.
Chamran earlier held the post before Masjed Jamei for ten years.
Reformists also failed to win the post of the council's deputy chairman.
Morteza Talai, former Tehran police commander and a pro-conservative politician was elected as deputy chairman by 17 votes.