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Up-to-date coverage of everything related to Iran’s Majlis, or Parliament. Separate from the government, the Parliament is an elected chamber of lawmakers with its own factions and responsibilities.

Larijani Elected Iran’s New Parliament Speaker

Iranian parliament members voted Ali Larijani as the Speaker of Iran’s new parliament following February elections.
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Female MPs to Focus on Empowering Women Breadwinners

Implementing a comprehensive plan aimed at empowering women heads of families is the priority of female parliamentarians, MP Soheila Jelodarzadeh said.
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President’s Aide Hails Election of Sunni MP to Parliament’s Governing Board

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.

Larijani Calls for Effective Relations with All Countries

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.
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Ali Larijani Confirmed as Iran Parliament’s Speaker

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.
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7 Conservatives, 5 Reformists in Final Formation of Parliament’s Governing Board

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.
Ahmad Tavakoli

Absence of powerful parties damages parliament’s efficacy: MP

Ahmad Tavakoli who represents Tehran in parliament challenges a lack of multiparty system in Iran’s legislature, saying this harms people’s interests.
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Iranian Speaker: Terrorists Strengthened by US Incorrect Approach

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said the United States' wrong approach has made the terrorist groups increasingly stronger.

Academic’s Open Letter to Aref about Parliamentary Presidency

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.

Candidates Preparing for Parliamentary Run-Off Elections in Iran

Many candidates failed to obtain the required minimum 25% of votes cast in their constituencies in the first round of Iran's parliamentary elections held...

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