Iranian Parliament will approve remaining nominees today
On Sept. 2 Iranian Parliament should vote on candidates nominated for the newly established Cabinet of Ministers, member of the parliamentary presidium, Mohammad Rza Mirtadzhadini, said, ILNA news agency reported.
Iran's Parliament has continued debates for the fourth day, considering the eight nominees put forward by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
According Mirtadzhadini, the presidium will try to vote today. Taking into account the remaining candidates, discussions should be completed at this meeting.
Mirtadzhadini believes that three or four candidates will win the necessary number of votes.
At today's [Sept.2.] meeting, the MPs will discuss nominations for the posts of ministers of Industry, Culture, the Interior, Science, Housing and Town Building, Oil, Energy and Labor.
Recently, Iranian Parliament launched discussions on the new government staff. The country's supreme legislative body should consider the list of nominees proposed by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad last week, RIA Novosti reported, citing France-Press.
At a meeting held on Sept. 1, Parliament held a debate on candidates for the posts of ministers of Health, Cooperatives, Agriculture, Prosecutors, Defense, Transport and Social Protection.
The debates on the candidates nominated by the Iranian President were launched on Aug. 30.
A strong resistance took place in Tehran after the Iranian presidential elections on June 12, 2009. During the presidential elections in Iran on June 12, the current President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gained 66 percent of votes. His main rival, Mir Hussein Mousavi, accused the government of falsifying vote results. People dissatisfied with the election results took part in clashes between police and opposition supporters. 27 people were killed and 1,032 people were arrested in the clashes.
A partial recount of the votes, conducted by Iran's Supervisory Board, did not affect the final result of the presidential elections - Ahmedinejad won.