Monday, June 17, 2024

Qalibaf re-elected as Iran’s parliament speaker

Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf was elected on Tuesday as the Iranian parliament’s speaker for a one-year period.

Having served as the speaker of the national assembly for the past four years, Qalibaf was elected with 197 votes by the newly-appointed lawmakers in the 290-seat parliament.

The Iranian parliament’s new term kicked off on Monday.

Qalibaf, who led the charts in the previous round of elections with over 1.26 million votes, emerged fourth on the list of the May 3 parliamentary elections winners with mere 440,000 votes.

the principlist Perseverance Front in the legislative polls, many analysts speculated that Qalibaf would no longer be elected as the speaker and would be replaced by figures like Hamid Rasaei.

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