Larijani Re-Elected as Speaker of Iran’s Parliament

The Iranian legislators on Wednesday elected Ali Larijani as the speaker of the parliament for 10th consecutive year.

During an open session of the parliament on Wednesday morning, the MPs held an election to appoint the parliament’s presiding board.

During the polls, Larijani secured 204 votes out of 268 valid votes.

Massoud Pezeshkian and Ali Motahhari were also elected as the vice speakers of the new parliament during its second year.

The Iranian Parliament has currently 290 representatives, changed from the previous 272 seats since the 18 February 2000 election. The most recent parliamentary polls were held on February 26, 2016.

The lawmakers take the seats for a four-year term.

The Zoroastrians and Jews each elect one representative in the parliament, Assyrian and Chaldean Christians jointly elect one representative, and Armenian Christians in the north and the south are each represented by one lawmaker, according to the Parliament’s official website.

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