Commentator of Trend Persian desk Tamkin Jafarov
185 days have past since the presidential elections in Iran, and along with the events that took place after the elections, the danger of impeachment began to cast shadow over the government of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
The chairman of the public commission of the Iranian Parliament, Suleiman Jafarzadeh, said that for the invitation (impeachment) of the minister of industry and mines Ali Akbar Mehrabian in the government of Ahmadinejad, 60 representatives from the Parliament prepared a project to provide a report to the Parliament. According to him, currently 100 MPs support the execution of this project.
As a reason for impeachment, the MPs who prepared the project indicate that the minister of industry and mines is unable to perform his official powers and that the statistics announced by the ministry does not coincide with the statistics announced by the Central Bank and the research.
According to Article 136 of the Iranian Constitution, if after approval of powers by the Parliament, more than half of the members of the Cabinet of Ministers change, the powers of the Cabinet are again subject to approval by the Parliament
During the last presidential period, Ahmadinejad faced with the danger of a new reconsideration of powers of the Cabinet of Ministers. As a result of changes occurring in the office, resignations and impeachment, especially in the end of the presidential period, the danger was too obvious. During Ahmadinejad's past presidency, the number resignations and voluntarily leaving ministers reached eight. In connection with the death of one of the ministers, e was replaced. The most scandalous impeachment during the last presidency of Ahmadinejad was the invitation of the former foreign minister to report to the Parliament. Revealing that his honorary diploma was false caused discontent amongst representatives of Parliament, and he was dismissed from office.
According to the chairman of the public commission of the Iranian Parliament, before inviting Mehrabian to the Parliament, next week the MPs will have discussions with Ahmadinejad or his first deputy Rahimi. He added that Mehrabian can be given three-month period, and if he does not hold the appropriate reforms at the ministry, the question of his invitation to the Parliament for the report will be placed on the agenda.
According to Mehrabian, during his term as a minister, the situation is normal in the industrial sphere, there are no problems in this industry. But, according to experts, during this period, the entrepreneurs working in the industrial sector of Iran were forced to reduce the number of their workers or reduce their industrial potential in order to repay loans to banks. They say that according to current statistics, only 40 percent of the industrial potential is active in Iran. But instead of working to solve this problem, Mehrabian always says that "there is no problem in the industry and that even the global financial crisis did not affect the industry of Iran."
According to experts, the main problem of the government of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is related to the economic crisis in the country and opposition's refusal to recognize the legitimacy of the government.
The fact that the inflation level reached 26 percent and unemployment exceeded 12 percent during the first presidency of Ahmadinejad testifies that in the second term of presidency, he will face some problems. The politics by the minister of industry and mines in the production makes it necessary to invite him to the Parliament to provide a report.