Majlis resumes debating Ahmadinejad Cabinet
Iran's Parliament has resumed a debate for the third successive day on vote of confidence for 11 ministers proposed by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad , PRESS TV reported.
Debates on President Ahmadinejad's 21-member Cabinet line-up began on Sunday with hot discussions by lawmakers with some criticizing and others praising the proposed nominees.
During Majlis session on Tuesday, the lawmakers will discuss for and against 11 proposed ministers who will each have the opportunity to present their plans.
The lawmakers began Tuesday's debates with a confidence vote of Mrs. Marzieh Vahid-Dastjerdi -- Ahmadinejad's pick to fill the Ministry of Health. She is one of three female nominees in the president's line-up.
Despite opposition to Ahmadinejad's decision to include three female ministers in his new cabinet, Vahid-Dastjerdi is deemed to have won Majlis vote of confidence.
President Ahmadinejad submitted his final list of 21 candidates for the next cabinet on August 19. Nearly two-thirds of the nominees are new faces.
To take office, the potential ministers will have to gain the Parliament's vote of confidence by winning the approval of the majority of the representatives.
Majlis is scheduled to complete the process and give its vote of confidence decisions to President Ahmadinejad's 21-member Cabinet on Wednesday or Thursday.