Iranian parliament members voted Ali Larijani as the Speaker of Iran’s new parliament following February elections.
Ali Larijani, who was elected by members of Iran’s new Parliament as the temporary Speaker, called for broader ties with other countries in line with Iran’s national interests.
The long-serving speaker of the Iranian parliament, Ali Larijani, was chosen once again by the MPs as the speaker of the 10th Parliament on Tuesday May 31.
The 12-member governing board of the Iranian Parliament was put to a vote on Tuesday May 31, and the seats were almost split between two main factions, the reformists and the conservatives. What follows is IFP’s translation of IRNA’s coverage of the elections, with additional details from official Parliament news agency ICANA.
Implementing a comprehensive plan aimed at empowering women heads of families is the priority of female parliamentarians, MP Soheila Jelodarzadeh said.
In recent elections held inside the new Iranian Parliament, Mohammad-Qassim Osmani, a Kurd Sunni MP, was elected by the lawmakers as a member of the Parliament’s 12-member governing board. Ali Younesi, President Hassan Rouhani’s Adviser on Ethnic and Religious Minorities Affairs, welcomed this move, describing it as an admirable move in line with the administration’s policies on minorities.
A member of Parliament said Sunday that 110 MPs have signed a letter to the judiciary chief expressing support for their colleague in the Parliament Ali Motahhari who was attacked last Monday by unknown people.
Ahmad Tavakoli who represents Tehran in parliament challenges a lack of multiparty system in Iran’s legislature, saying this harms people’s interests.
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said the United States' wrong approach has made the terrorist groups increasingly stronger.
Sadegh Zibakalam, a well-known professor of political sciences at the University of Tehran, wrote an open letter to Mohammad Reza Aref, the leading reformist figure in the next Iranian parliament, and reminded him of a responsibility which he believes is more important than the parliamentary presidency.