Tehran City Council appoints pro-Rouhani mayor
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 10
By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:
Tehran City Council appointed Mohammad Ali Najafi as the new mayor of the Iranian capital city, Mehr reported.
During a July 19 session of Tehran City Council, seven candidates succeeded to win the necessary votes to compete for the post of mayor in Tehran, in which 66-year-old Mohammad Ali Najafi secured the highest number of votes, 21.
The pro-reform figure earlier served as the education minister, vice president and head of the Budget and Planning Organization.
Najafi will replace Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, a conservative politician and critic of the Rouhani administration.