Akhundi remains at helm of Ministry of Roads

Out of 252 MPs present at the impeachment hearing in the Islamic Consultative Assembly Tuesday, 175 MPs voted to keep Abbas Akhundi in office.

President Rouhani’s Minister of Roads and Urban Development has survived a vote of no-confidence in parliament.

Out of 252 MPs present at the impeachment hearing in the Islamic Consultative Assembly Tuesday, 175 MPs voted to keep Abbas Akhundi in office. Seventy-two voted for his dismissal and five abstained.

The in-house vote of the chamber came after speeches by deputies, both for and against the impeachment, and statements by the minister in defense of his performance.

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